Rep. Coble returns to Washington after surgery
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.