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Matt Harrison undergoes second surgery on back

May 1, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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Rangers starter Matt Harrison underwent surgery in mid-April to correct a herniated disk in his back. The left-hander felt fine for the first eight days of his rehab but suddenly began experiencing discomfort in both of his legs one week ago and required a second back procedure on Wednesday afternoon.

This according to Anthony Andro, the Rangers beat writer for FOXSportsSouthwest.com.

Harrison was ruled until after the All-Star break following his first back procedure and might now struggle to return before August. The 27-year-old had an ugly 8.44 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 12/7 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings this season before going down.

  1. markofapro - May 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Get well, Matt. Thank you Rangers for having depth.

  2. jerruhjones - May 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    When is Neffy and Colby coming back?

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