Dr. Robert Watkins performs lumbar discectomy on Las Vegas hockey player

Carly Behm -  

Robert Watkins IV, MD, operated on Las Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone, the team said May 19.

Dr. Watkins performed a lumbar discectomy at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles. Mr. Stone is expected to recover in time for the 2022-23 NHL season. 

Mr. Stone is the second Golden Knights player to undergo spine surgery in recent months. In November, center Jack Eichel had an artificial disc replacement. 

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