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James Harrison goes for another round of back surgery

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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.

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25 Responses to “James Harrison goes for another round of back surgery”
  1. hobartbaker says: Mar 2, 2011 11:53 AM

    Egregious is losing so many body parts they’re starting to call him Sliverback.

  2. myspaceyourface says: Mar 2, 2011 12:03 PM

    How did this guy play football. . .

    He is amazing.

  3. alltimeballa says: Mar 2, 2011 12:05 PM

    Imagine what type of season James would have had if he had been 100%!!

  4. steelernation1 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:19 PM

    back surgery isn’t a fun thing to go through.and can be a problem if not healed right,and if anyone pokes fun at something like this should not be posting at all,Steeler fan or not back surgery is a risky thing for anyone

  5. bluvayner says: Mar 2, 2011 12:26 PM

    Perhaps if he wasn’t going for helmet to helmet hits all the time, he might actually be prolonging HIS OWN career, and not just the career of his victims.

  6. 44kyle says: Mar 2, 2011 12:30 PM

    The back stuff is inevitable from all the pounding he takes while dishing it out.

  7. vicktoriousbirds says: Mar 2, 2011 12:30 PM

    Maybe if he tackled with proper form he wouldn’t have back problems.

  8. kyleortonsarm says: Mar 2, 2011 12:33 PM

    When I saw he was going another round I assumed it was against his defenseless girlfriend he beat the crap out of in March 2008 again because in Pittsburgh class doesn’t matter. Results do.

  9. Deb says: Mar 2, 2011 12:37 PM

    Hope he didn’t develop a problem with scarring around the nerve from the first surgery. The good news is that elite athletes are usually treated by the best surgeons in the field. Just pray this will resolve the problem for good and James will be fully recovered for what I hope will be an on-schedule training camp.

  10. therealkelito says: Mar 2, 2011 12:40 PM

    Unfortunately, the bad news for him is structural problems with backs don’t miraculously get better through surgery or any other therapy to sustain the violence of his profession. Sorry Harrison fans, this is the beginning of the end of his career. Don’t be surprised if the Steelers use a high draft pick on his replacement this April.

  11. anpsteel says: Mar 2, 2011 12:41 PM

    maybe if he wasn’t being choked out by Left Tackles holding onto him every other down, this wouldn’t be a problem.

  12. gooboy6 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:48 PM

    He’ll never be the same…

  13. lambeauleaper says: Mar 2, 2011 12:58 PM

    I wonder if it’s really a staph infection that he’s dealing with from the first surgery. It’s funny how players tend to down-play all the staph infections they get, which seems like a lot to me.

    Just seems suspicious that a surgeon wouldn’t have found all that he needed to the first time around.

  14. smalltownqb says: Mar 2, 2011 1:05 PM

    James you have enough money and glory. It wont be worth it to you when you cannot stand without the aid of pharmaceuticals. Walk away.

  15. steelernation1 says: Mar 2, 2011 1:18 PM

    @lambeauleaper

    if it was a staph infection they wouldnt be going back in for anything.he would be put on antibiotics to treat it not surgery…and if it is a more serious staph would be put on intravenous antibiotics.

    with back surgery anything can be missed depending how they do the surgery,if it is in the neck usually they make a small incision in the front of the neck and go in with small tools.,there are risks with any surgery,especially back surgery.

  16. richm2256 says: Mar 2, 2011 1:30 PM

    They went back for that yellow streak they found in there.

  17. brooklynniner19 says: Mar 2, 2011 1:33 PM

    Stop hating on the guy, and just wish him well. Wish the niners can find a OLB like him ! smh

  18. flake131 says: Mar 2, 2011 2:06 PM

    kyleortonsarm says:
    Mar 2, 2011 12:33 PM
    When I saw he was going another round I assumed it was against his defenseless girlfriend he beat the crap out of in March 2008 again because in Pittsburgh class doesn’t matter. Results do.
    *********************************
    he didn’t beat his girlfriend up, he slapped a cell phone out of her hand and it caught her in the cheek. please check your facts.

  19. Steeler's Will says: Mar 2, 2011 2:20 PM

    kyleortonsarm says:
    Mar 2, 2011 12:33 PM
    When I saw he was going another round I assumed it was against his defenseless girlfriend he beat the crap out of in March 2008 again because in Pittsburgh class doesn’t matter. Results do.
    ——————-
    I can see this place doesn’t change much. Still lots of blind internet toughguys that take their anger and bitterness out on a keyboard. I wonder where kyleortonsarm calls home?

    Get well soon James!

  20. rgwhodey says: Mar 2, 2011 2:35 PM

    myspaceyourface says:
    Mar 2, 2011 12:03 PM
    How did this guy play football. . .

    He is amazing.

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    Its not HOW DID THIS GUY PLAY, Its how this guy plays… that is the problem, when you tackle with your head into other guys heads your going to develope back/neck problems, its inevitible the guy is an idiot… I hope he never steps a foot on the field again, he should’ve retired when he was crying about his fines he kept getting week in and week out for his dirty play.

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    @flake131 says:
    Mar 2, 2011 2:06 PM
    kyleortonsarm says:
    Mar 2, 2011 12:33 PM
    When I saw he was going another round I assumed it was against his defenseless girlfriend he beat the crap out of in March 2008 again because in Pittsburgh class doesn’t matter. Results do.
    *********************************
    he didn’t beat his girlfriend up, he slapped a cell phone out of her hand and it caught her in the cheek. please check your facts.

    ********************************
    How do you know what the facts are you think you got the whole story? I’m sure he didn’t mean to touch her, but he did, typical steeler trash..

  21. dumpgoodell says: Mar 2, 2011 3:29 PM

    Trying to get free from LT’s who regularly try to strangle him is the likely cause of his back problems. Look at the video. The only hemet to helmet shot was Cribbs and all agree that was legal.

  22. lambeauleaper says: Mar 2, 2011 3:54 PM

    @steelernation1:

    I could be mistaken, but didn’t both Brady and Manning need second surgeries on their knees to clean out a staph infection? Anyway, good point about the sensitivity of the back with surgery – I didn’t think of that.

  23. stuartscottslefteye says: Mar 2, 2011 4:16 PM

    flake131 says:
    *********************************
    he didn’t beat his girlfriend up, he slapped a cell phone out of her hand and it caught her in the cheek. please check your facts.
    ——————————————

    Uhh, yeah, just like OJ’s knife caught her in the neck.

  24. steelernation1 says: Mar 2, 2011 4:44 PM

    @lambeauleaper

    staph is an infection not a bone or ligament problem…look it up.antibiotics are the only thing that can cure it.been there trust me.there was more to mannings and bradys problem than they let on to believe…on harrison and brady and manning there is a possibilty of missed bone fragments which isnt that major of an issue as long as it is from the surgery itself and not an underlying problem

  25. dmobey says: Mar 2, 2011 10:17 PM

    Karma

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