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Jason Spezza: Surgery only option

Updated: February 8, 2013, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza said having back surgery for a herniated disk was the only way he was going to feel better.

"It was really bad," he said. "It got to the point where there was no way I was going to be able to play, so it makes it frustrating.

"But there wasn't really an option once we got down to it."

The 29-year-old says that once the pain started he struggled to find any relief, and things finally culminated in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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