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.