A discectomy for a herniated disc does not mean that his career isnt in danger. Z will always be in danger of hurting his back again especially because they had to conduct the surgery. The surgery relieved the pain and got rid of the bad disc, but it also has the potential of causing problems to the surrounding discs in the spine. Knowing Z tho he wouldnt mind sticking it through till the end of his career.
Main point tho, I agree, the problem at hand was solved and i'm glad. But all we can do is pray the future problems dont arise during his hockey career (they probably will eventually)
Well as of right NOW it doesn't seem like it will be career ending. Of course there is a chance of him having problems again but you can only hope he doesn't. When Crosby was down with concussion many believed that his career was in jeopardy. I'm just saying as of right now the news is pretty good.