Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix Ben Simmons had successful microdiscectomy surgery, per Nets. After a three-week recovery, Simmons will begin rehab and is expected to make a full recovery by training camp. – 2:00 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov Ben Simmons underwent microdiscectomy surgery in LA today, the Nets say. Hell begin rehab in 3 weeks and team says he should make a full recovery before training camp next season. – 1:51 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Brooklyn Nets announce that Ben Simmons “is expected to make a full recovery prior to the start of next season’s training camp” after he had microdiscectomy surgery today in L.A. Nets project that Simmons will have a “recovery period” for three weeks before beginning his rehab – 1:49 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis Spoke with several orthopedic specialists. Dr. Rahul Shah and Dr. Neel Anand both said Ben Simmons should be back fully within three months, so camp shouldn’t be an issue. #Nets – 9:21 PM
Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes Re: Ben Simmons: A microdiscectomy is performed to remove the material that is impinging on the nerves. There have been cases of players undergoing disc-related surgeries and still performing at a high-level, including Dwight Howard and Danilo Gallinari. – 8:25 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Ben Simmons is undergoing microdiscectomy on his back. Athletes who’ve had this surgery: Dwight Howard, Michael Porter Jr., Brook Lopez, Tiger Woods. A cautionary tale: Steve Kerr had a microdiscectomy and it led to further complications and pain in his back. – 7:54 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Brooklyn Nets announce that Ben Simmons will have surgery on Thursday to treat the herniated disc in his back after consulting multiple back specialists. Nets say they’ll provide more updates after the procedure – 7:33 PM
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