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Mike Matheny back with Cardinals

Updated: March 14, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny returned to the club Thursday after undergoing back surgery Monday in St. Louis.

Matheny was suffering from severe pain for several days, stemming from a ruptured disk in his back that caused particles to come into contact with a nerve. Surgeons found and removed four particles during a 90-minute procedure, known as a microdiscectomy.

"It was something, as much as I was going to try to put it off, it would not have gotten better on its ...

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