28 Mar 2012

Murphy has back surgery but says he'll be right for Hamilton

6:46 pm on 28 March 2012

New Zealand's four time Bathurst 1000 champion Greg Murphy will miss this weekend's V8 Supercar round in Tasmania after undergoing back surgery.

Murphy had surgery to repair a ruptured disc in his back after having an MRI scan yesterday.

The Holden driver had been troubled by the injury which he suffered in a 2010 crash and re-injured in another crash during qualifying this year's season opener the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

Murphy says there's no doubt he'll be right for the next round in Hamilton in a just under a month.