Less than two weeks after undergoing back surgery to remove a piece of herniated disc off a nerve in his back, Steelers linebacker James Harrison is undergoing another surgery on Wednesday.
Harrison revealed the news on Facebook on Wednesday. PFT contacted Harrison’s agent Bill Parisi, who confirmed the procedure will happen early this afternoon.
Parisi indicates it’s another back surgery, calling it a “follow up and continuation” of the previous surgery. Parisi said they are just “cleaning out” the back again after finding something else.
“They got rid of something, and found a little more,” Parisi said.
Any back surgery is concerning, but Parisi said he only expected Harrison’s recovery to be delayed a week, which Harrison also indicated on his Facebook page.
Harrison told his fans that he had to stay seated for nine straight days after the first procedure and that he hated his life at the time.
“The way I feel now and it went well, I would hate to see how i would feel if it went bad,” Harrison wrote.