Brad Walker Recovers from Back, Neck and Pelvis Injuries to Vie for Gold in the London 2012 Olympic Games
Olympic pole vaulter Brad Walker describes his comeback from a painful back injury and spine surgery from Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. at DISC Sports & Spine Center. For more information visit www.discmdgroup.com.
DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) today released a story chronicling two-time World Champion and London 2012 hopeful Brad Walker on his journey to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The latest “Champion Care” athlete video being debuted by DISC, Walker’s story details his assent as the world’s best pole vaulter, North American record holder and six-time U.S. pole vault champion whose career nearly ended due to a crash that injured his pelvis and ruptured a disc in his back.
For Walker, who was already dealing with a disc bulge in his neck, the new injuries added even more strain and put his future success in jeopardy. After undergoing minimally invasive back surgery (microdiscectomy) at DISC, he had a successful 19’ jump to win the elite Pole Vault Summit in January and is a gold medal favorite for this summer’s Olympic Games.