Found November 11, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
We got word early last night that ex-Patriots CB Leigh Bodden underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc, which went undiagnosed and eventually helped explain why he was released by the Patriots. Later in the night, I added some more details. I spoke with Bodden for about 30 minutes last night while he was in his hospital bed in North Carolina recovering from surgery. He delved into detail about what ailed him, described why it was so tough to figure out, and stamped out the notion that he was unhappy in New England. The result was this story in today’s Boston Herald. And before I get to what happened and why it happened, it’s worth noting that Bodden isn’t ready to quit yet. He wants to keep playing, and he expects a full recovery from surgery. “If I’m completely healthy, I still feel like I’m a damn good player,” Bodden told me late last night in his first comments since he was released on Oct. 28. “I don’t want my career to end like this and It won’t. This surgery is really not...

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