Prince Fielder will have season ending neck surgery

Prince Fielder is done for the season, thanks to neck surgery

5/23/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

May 8, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA;  Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder (84) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsPrince Fielder has been a huge disappointment for the Rangers this year, hitting only .247 with 3 HR in 150 at bats.

Now, the Rangers will be getting even less production from him, since he's going to be on the shelf for the rest of the year, sidelined as he recovers from neck surgery.

The Rangers announced yesterday that he needs the surgery, which will repair a herniated disk.

The normal recovery time for this surgery is three to four months, so he's definitely done for this year.

There's no telling how well he'll do next year, coming off the surgery, but it's safe to say that his best days are behind him.

He likely won't be hitting in the .290-.300 range, like he did earlier in his career. He'll almost certainly never get back to his 50-HR form, or lead the league in RBI like he did in 2009.

Good luck, Prince, and hopefully you can recover as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.
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