Brad Daugherty, in the hope of playing basketball again someday, said he will have back surgery to remove two herniated discs.
Daugherty, who definitely will miss the season, made the announcement at a press conference yesterday at Gund Arena in Cleveland. He will have the discs removed from his lower back Monday at University Hospitals by Dr. Henry Bohlman.
"I don't have to have this operation," Daugherty said after the press conference. "I can rehab my back for another five months or five years, and it might get better. But that way, I don't know if I'll ever play again. I want to give myself a chance to play, so I am going ahead with this and pointing toward next season."