Chad Prusmack, MD, performed back surgery on Mark Stone, a winger for the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League, on Jan. 31 in Denver, according to a report from vegashockeynow.com.
Mr. Stone initially suffered the injury Jan. 12. He attempted to heal the injury without surgery but suffered a setback. The surgery was the second back procedure in the past nine months for Mr. Stone, the report said.
Dr. Prusmack is a neurosurgeon at the Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic in Lone Tree, Colo., and specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and is the primary neurosurgical consultant for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
Mr. Stone is expected to make a full recovery from the surgery but is out of the Knight's lineup indefinitely.