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Chiefs’ McGlockton Has Back Surgery

September 7, 1998

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chester McGlockton is out indefinitely after undergoing back surgery but is expected to return this season.

McGlockton, a four-time Pro Bowl player who missed the team’s last four exhibition games, had back surgery Saturday in Los Angeles.

Surgeons removed a fragment of a lateral disc, the Chiefs said Sunday in a news release before the team’s 28-8 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Chiefs president Carl Peterson said the injury would not end the season for McGlockton. Doctors anticipated the 330-pound McGlockton would make a full recovery, but it was not known how long he would be sidelined, Peterson said.

``He needs a couple of more days,″ Peterson said. ``Then the doctors will have a better idea. It’s a little early to give any definite prognosis on a time schedule. But the doctors are very optimistic.″

The procedure lasted about 90 minutes.

McGlockton went to four straight Pro Bowls with the Raiders before signing a five-year, $30 million contract with the Chiefs this year.

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