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Wendy Davis to Have Neck Surgery

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis will have neck surgery on Wednesday morning, a procedure that her campaign described on Tuesday as "routine."

Texas Senator and Gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis greets a supporter following an education rally in Austin on April ...

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis will have neck surgery on Wednesday morning, a procedure that her campaign described on Tuesday as "routine."

Here's the statement from Davis' communications director Zac Petkanas:

After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Senator Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck. This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes.

Dr. Thomas Ellis of Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute will perform an outpatient anterior cervical discectomy with fusion at discs C5-7 tomorrow morning.

Senator Davis will return to an approved exercise routine and normal campaign schedule following the Easter holiday and a short break with her family.

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