Prince Fielder to have neck surgery, could miss rest of season
The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday that Prince Fielder will undergo neck surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jon Daniels said Fielder is scheduled to receive a second opinion, but the expectation is that he will need a cervical fusion procedure.
Assuming Fielder does go through with the surgery, he is all but certain to miss the remainder of the season. The recovery period for his particular injury is usually somewhere in the range of three to four months.
It goes without saying that this is rough news for the Rangers, who traded for Fielder this offseason in hopes that he would solidify the middle of their lineup. Fielder last played on May 16. He was hitting .247 with just three home runs and 16 RBI.