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Mike Matheny may need surgery for ruptured disc in back

Mar 4, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

Mike Matheny, Chris Carpenter AP

Mike Matheny has been dealing with back problems and the Cardinals manager revealed yesterday that doctors found a ruptured disc that may require surgery.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch “the rupture has created loose particles near his spine that are pressing against the nerve and causing numbness to shoot into his leg.”

For now he’ll get an epidural injection and keep working through the discomfort, but surgery looms for the former catcher who went 88-74 in his first season replacing Tony La Russa.

  1. zzalapski - Mar 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Not that he expects people to feel sorry for a MLB manager, but between his post-concussion syndromes, his debt, and now this, even non-Cards fans should hope that his life goes on an upswing soon.

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