Steelers All-Pro LB Harrison undergoes second back surgery

Steelers linebacker James Harrison underwent back surgery for the second time in the last nine days and will require four weeks to heal, his agent, Bill Parise, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday.

The newspaper reported that team neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon performed the operation one week after Harrison underwent a procedure to remove a piece of a herniated disk off a bothersome nerve.

"It's nothing in any shape or form that is significant," Parise told the Post-Gazette. "It's probably a better recovery now because we got a better result now."

Harrison later stated on his Facebook page that "it's back to 6 weeks of down time instead of 5," according to the newspaper.

Harrison's initial surgery was delayed one week when he came down with a fever.

Harrison, 32, started every game for the Steelers in an All-Pro season. He finished with 100 tackles, 10.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions.

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