Los Alamitos Executive Brad McKinzie Undergoes Back Surgery

McKinzie had stress fractures repaired in two of his lower vertebrae on April 17.

Press release

Los Alamitos vice president Brad McKinzie underwent back surgery on April 17.

Los Alamitos Racing Association vice president Brad McKinzie is hoping to be back in action at the track in the coming weeks after undergoing major reconstructive back surgery at University of Southern California's Keck Hospital in Los Angeles.

McKinzie, 62, underwent the procedure to repair stress fractures in two of his lower vertebrae on April 17.

"I have been dealing with this for the last six months and it finally got to the point where I had to face facts and get things fixed," said McKinzie. "I tried to keep my situation to myself, but the pain got so bad I started to lose noticeable weight and my friends knew that wasn't possible unless there was something really bothering me. My past performance record on diet failures was too strong."

McKinzie is expected to be released from Keck Hospital in one week, and he will then undergo a couple of weeks of rehabilitation before returning to full duty well before the track's upcoming July thoroughbred meet.

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