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Chargers’ Gouveia Has Neck Surgery

October 23, 1997

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ San Diego Chargers middle linebacker Kurt Gouveia underwent successful neck surgery on Thursday.

He was injured in last Thursday’s 31-3 loss at Kansas City and is out for the rest of the season.

The Chargers said the surgery lasted one hour, 10 minutes, and refused to identify the doctor who performed it. The team described the injury as a herniation between two discs.

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