Tennis

Canada's Vasek Pospisil to miss 3 months after having back surgery

Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil is expected to miss the next three months after having surgery on his back last week.

28-year-old injured back at Paris Masters in October

Canada's Vasek Pospisil will miss three months after having back surgery. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil is expected to miss the next three months after having surgery on his back last week.

Tennis Canada announced Monday that the 28-year-old Pospisil underwent a successful surgery in New York City on Friday to repair a herniated disc.

"It's been a really difficult few months for me but I'm so fortunate to have had such a great team of doctors around me that made sure I had the very best care," Pospisil said in a release. "I'll work hard to get healthy, but I know I need to be patient in my recovery."

The Vancouver product, ranked No. 74 in the world, injured his back during a second-round qualifying match at the Paris Masters in October.

Pospisil tweeted a photo of himself giving the peace sign from a hospital bed Monday afternoon with the caption: "Quite the roller coaster ride the last 3 months but glad to finally start putting it behind me."

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