Many are wondering how Jimmy Speck came through surgery. It appears his golf game will be dramatically improved because he’ll be wearing a cervical collar for the next few weeks. He’ll finally keep his head down when swinging. This should take a few strokes off his game.
Here’s the update sent by Denise.
Jimmy’s surgery started at 7:00 a.m. Saturday and lasted 5½ hours. It took longer than expected, but he is doing well. They (Dr. Paul Gause and his team) went in thru the front of the neck and had to fuse the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th vertebrae in the neck. At this point, we don’t know if the nerve damage is permanent, but we are keeping positive. Jimmy will be in a cervical collar for six weeks and NO driving! He is supposed to start walking right away and hopefully get his strength back.
I want to thank everyone for their concern. Jimmy was very touched by the support from his friends at Gainey and it actually made him smile to think that so many people sent him good wishes. Thank you all.
Good luck Jim. See you back on the course soon. (We’ve got a spot open next Wednesday.)