Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Brent Morel Doesn't Need Surgery
While Brent Morel was officially placed on the disabled list Tuesday, he did get some good news on Wednesday.
The back issue that has shelved him for now isn't going to require surgery.
“This is really good news,” Morel said. “This injury is never operated on, and can be controlled really easily in the training room. It’s nothing long term, which is nice.”
Morel's lumbar strain was originally believed to be a disk problem, and a disk problem isn't good because that would require surgery to fix. And trust me, there is no "minor" back surgery, they all suck and they all take a lot of time to heal from.
Of course, there's no guarantee that a couple of weeks off will fix everything for Morel, either. So just because he's not having surgery that doesn't mean we know exactly when he'll be back.