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Tiger Woods has second microdiscectomy surgery on injured back

Tiger Woods has second microdiscectomy surgery on injured back

With his game ailing, Tiger Woods announced he underwent a second microdiscectomy surgery on his back.

“This is certainly disappointing, but I'm a fighter,” Woods said. “I've been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.”

Woods made the announcement on his website — www.tigerwoods.com — and reported the microsurgical procedure — intended to relieve pain from a pinched nerve — was performed late Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Charles Rich.

Dr. Rich, who performed the initial operation in March 2014, called it “a complete success.” Woods was discharged Thursday.

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