marvin williams

Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams underwent a discectomy on his lower back earlier today to alleviate an isolated bulging disc.  Dr. Hal Silcox of Peachtree Orthopedic Clinics performed the outpatient procedure.

Williams walked out of the surgery center this afternoon and will begin rehabilitation immediately.

He is expected to make a full recovery and return to full basketball activity in six-to-eight weeks.