Mets second baseman Neil Walker underwent season-ending surgery for a herniated disc in his back on Thursday.
Latest Update (Fri, Sept. 9):
3:45 p.m.: Walker underwent lumbar microdiscectomy procedure on Thursday and it went as expected, the Mets announced.
Walker told reporters last week that he's having surgery for the herniated disc in his back, which will entail a three-month recovery. He sought three opinions before making the decision.
"The initial prognosis was to push through, but the more I did I was hurting the team and myself," Walker said at the time. "This was a very difficult decision. I want nothing more than to be on field."
He added that the condition could've worsened if he continued playing.
Walker noted that the injury, which first bothered him in 2012 while with the Pirates, has been causing nerve issues and that he still doesn't have feeling in one of his toes.
Walker, 30, had hit .408 with seven HR and 14 RBI since July 31. He is eligible to be a free agent after this season.