After undergoing surgery in early October to repair a herniated disk, defending champion Chris Barnes has begun rehab as he works toward defending his DHC PBA Japan Invitational in January, Barnes confirmed Monday.
“I’m healing well and have been doing rehab for a week now. I can start throwing balls - light weight - in approximately two weeks,” he noted. “I am definitely out for the World Series. My time table is to attempt the Team USA team trials (Jan. 2-7 at Gold Coast in Las Vegas), and then go to Japan to defend my title there.”
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