Joe is considering off-season surgery if he can't avoid it:
"There are new things coming up it seems like every year on how to -- because it's such a widespread problem and a lot of people have had it -- they're starting to come out with some new technology to prevent the surgery. I think if anything we're going to go that route first -- I think that will be before we go the surgery and cut in."As for now, he received a Cortisone shot Sunday and underwent treatment Monday and is day-to-day:
"Feels a little better. I'm able to straighten my back out, and even when I left the park (Sunday) I was feeling a little better ... This year we know how to attack it and calm it down right away so it doesn't flare up again and help me to come back sooner."
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