Dr. Robert Watkins Performs Spine Surgery on San Francisco 49ers Center Eric HeitmannWritten by Laura Miller | June 30, 2011
Robert Watkins, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon in Los Angeles, recently performed a cervical spine procedure on San Francisco 49ers center Eric Heitmann, according to a team news report.
Dr. Watkins repaired a ruptured disc in Mr. Heitmann's spine, and he is currently rehabilitating in Texas. It may take six months for Mr. Heitmann to return to play after the injury.
Read the report on Eric Heitmann.
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