Nice post by Steph on Steve Slaton's fusion surgery he had during the off-season. Lots of negative comments in the post. However, I had this done about three years ago to my L4 and L5, and it made a huge difference in my quality of life. I can completely see how Slaton would have fumblitis with the disc problems in the neck.
It'll be interesting to see how he bounces back. I don't think anybody questions Slaton's dedication and work ethic, so if any person can return from this surgery, I think he's the one.