Earlier today, Batista traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to be seen by Dr. James Andrews. While meeting with Dr. Andrews, The Animal was informed that he had a decision to make concerning the treatment of the injury. He could either rehab his back, or opt for surgery. If he decides to go with the surgery, Batista could be out of action for as long as three months.
Batista plans on making his decision by the weekend. Batista has stated that he will be leading Team SmackDown to RAW this Monday night, regardless of if he's injured or not.