Rangers notes: Max Scherzer clears first hurdle after back surgery
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One of the busiest Rangers on Saturday at Fan Fest was Max Scherzer, which doesn’t necessarily sound quite right for someone who underwent back surgery Dec. 15.
He sat for around 30 minutes for a Q&A with Eric Nadel, then held two sessions of Story Time with Max Scherzer for children 10 and under. He didn’t want to be seated for much longer than those took to avoid any back stiffness, hence he was not among the Rangers players and coaches who signed autographs.
The right-hander was in high spirits. Scherzer just cleared the six-week mark after a discectomy that will keep him out of the Rangers’ rotation until the summer.
The initial mental grind now behind him, he said he is three weeks away from being able to ratchet up his rehab.