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Tippett has disc removed from neck

Updated: November 14, 2003, 11:18 PM ET
Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars coach Dave Tippett awoke Friday morning with numbness in his right shoulder and arm, prompting emergency surgery to remove a disc from his neck.

Tippett was recovering Friday evening and was expected to return to his coaching duties Monday. Associate coach Rick Wilson will run the team in his absence.

"Our primary concern is Dave Tippett's health and well being," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "We are happy to report that expectations ...

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