Rep. Coble returns to Washington after surgery

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Howard Coble (WGHP File Photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — U.S. Rep. Howard Coble is returning to Congress after recovering from lower back surgery.

The 81-year-old Republican congressman returns to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. 

The surgery, which was supposed to correct a condition that was causing severe hip, leg and lower back pain, removed a small part of a ruptured disc as well as a small piece of vertebrae so that nerves could pass through easily. 

It was performed on June 7 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Coble was recuperating at home while the U.S. House was in recess last week.