Houston HC Gary Kubiak said the prognosis is good for running back Steve Slaton, who underwent surgery two weeks ago.
Slaton underwent a discectomy to relieve pressure on the nerve root that was causing the problem in his spine.
The surgery was performed in Dallas by Dr. Drew Dossett. The Texans said the surgery went well and that recovery will take from four to six months. Kubiak said Slaton will avoid contact until training camp.