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Peter Moylan to have back surgery

Updated: May 11, 2011, 10:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves right-hander Peter Moylan will have surgery to repair a bulging disc in his lower back, leaving the team without a key reliever as it awaits an update on the status of right fielder Jason Heyward.

Moylan said Wednesday the operation won't end his season. He said he has been told the recovery could take eight to 12 weeks. The operation is tentatively planned for Tuesday in Los Angeles, to be performed by spine surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins.

Heyward did not start ...

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