Indians Sizemore Undergoes Surgery, Out 2 to 3 Months

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —

Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent back surgery this morning and will miss significant time in his recovery.

The procedure was a micro disectomy, performed on his lower back. Sizemore will need eight weeks to 12 weeks to fully recover. The veteran hurt his back a few weeks ago fielding a ground ball. The Indians shut him down to let the back recover, but Thursday’s news means further work was needed.

Sizemore went from a time, where in four seasons, he averaged 159 games played per campaign. The last three years, he has only averaged 70 games played a year.

The Indians signed him to a one-year contract, worth $5 million with incentives thrown in.

The Indians are in their first full week of camp. Opening day is April 5.