Here's what you need to know.
1. After having two spine surgeries during the offseason on the same disc, Mr. Watt needed a third surgery to correct the issue. Mr. Watt attempted to play earlier in the season, but was feeling uncharacteristic. He sought medical attention and physicians advised him to undergo a revisionary discectomy.
2. Dr. Watkins, of California-based Watkins Spine, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He has extensive experience in spine surgery and in treating athletes.
3. Dr. Watkins has authored several textbooks and articles on spine surgery.
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