Rudy Fernandez has back surgery

Updated: March 29, 2012, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets guard Rudy Fernandez has undergone what the team termed successful back surgery on Thursday.

The operation was performed by Dr. Sanjay Jantana.

Fernandez is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season but might be back for the playoffs.

He missed a dozen games with a lower back strain, which flared up against Dallas on March 19, prompting further evaluation.

Fernandez was acquired by the Nuggets along with Corey Brewer in exchange for ...

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