Injured Sens forward Jason Spezza aims for regular season return
Ottawa, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza is aiming to return before the end of the regular season after back disc surgery a week ago Friday.
Rehabilitation won’t start for a week or two and recovery time is generally between six and eight weeks.
Spezza also had back surgery in 2006 and has suffered periodic back pain in the years since. He has occasionally needed to take days off from practice and has altered his workout routine to reduce the strain on his back.
He believes he will come back stronger from the latest surgery, but there’s also an element of unpredictability to back problems.
“The goal is to strengthen (the back) and to have it fixed and not be an issue going forward, but if there’s a doctor out there that could give me a guarantee — or if I could give you that guarantee — I would love to have it.”
Spezza says other players have successfully managed to play on after having back surgery.
“I hope to be one of those guys,” he said.