Walton Undergoes Back Procedure

Luke Walton underwent a facet rhizotomy – a procedure designed to shut off pain signals that nerves send to the brain through a needle injection into the back – on Thursday morning performed by Dr. Michael Port.

The procedure does not change the timing of Walton’s recovery, as the Lakers forward is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. According to team sources, Walton is in a considerable amount of discomfort and will be away from the team for a few days while recovering.

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