Fowler to have back surgery, should be ready for season

Alan Walsh / Arizona Daily Wildcat

Alan Walsh

Alan Walsh / Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA softball pitcher Kenzie Fowler will undergo back surgery but should be ready in time for the start of the 2013 season, the school announced Friday in a press release.

Fowler, who has battled injuries for the past two seasons, will undergo a procedure on Thursday in Los Angeles to repair a herniated disc. The procedure is called a microscopic lumbar discectomy.

The injury occurred in January and Fowler has had back pain as well as leg and foot numbness for the past nine months, according to the release.

– Compiled from a press release