Webster out 4-6 Weeks After Back Surgery

Per Jonah, Jerry Z and the Twolves and a thank you to Forum member Loyal Wolf for letting us know. Webster underwent surgery this morning to repair a herniated disc.

How unfortunate to start the year. Major, major bright side to this is that the injury is not as serious as many thought. 4-6 weeks hopefully will go by in no time, and is a reasonable amount of time for back surgery. Wishing Martell a quick recovery after his very nice preseason.

My question, though, is if this had been bothering him continuously since April, then why:

1. Was this not flagged in his physical and addressed?

2. Did he or team physicians not address this until 2 days before the season opener? Seems like a surgical procedure over the summer would do us well at this point. As Webster and others have said: it had been bothering him for months.

In other news, Jerry Z recently tweeted Wayne Ellington has been working out with the starters non-stop. Show of hands who would have predicted Wayne be the opening night starter, no less part of the regular rotation? Defensive liabilities aside, he had a heck of a pre-season and has certainly earned it, if true.

UPDATE/NOTE: No timetable has been placed on his injury. 4-6 weeks is the typical recovery time for this surgery, not necessarily Martell’s.



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Mike has been writing for TWB as a hobby since the Kahn era, and currently resides in a Dallas suburb where he can often be heard loudly arguing with his neighbors about his strong dislike for JJ Barea. When not working, Mike enjoys playing the drums and pretending to like other sports.