Duke University Doctor on Woods: “most golfers are able to come back about nine months after a microdiscectomy”; “problem for Tiger is that he is 39”; “very concerning”

A Reuters article on Tiger Woods’s injuries quotes a doctor from Duke University:

“This is very concerning because Tiger was making it real important that it was all about his glutes at Torrey Pines,” Parekh, an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke, told Reuters on Friday.

“But that’s all part of your core muscles — your lower back and the glutes — and so I can’t believe that they are not related,” said Parekh, who has not worked with Woods.

And:

Asked whether Woods would have been expected to make a full recovery from his surgery last year, Parekh replied: “Medical research shows that most golfers are able to come back about nine months after a microdiscectomy without any residual issues.

“The problem for Tiger is that he is 39 and he’s had a lot of wear and tear through the last three-and-a-half decades.

It’s been almost a full year since Woods had the procedure.  There are other comments from the doctor in the article, as well as comments from other people.

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