Not doing the surgery isin't an option. He will be a hunting dog at the least. I hope to get him back to running tests/trials. I don't know that you would call him a superstar. He made the derby list in 4 starts but other than that he hasn't seen much competition. I'm not a serious trialer, more of a hunt tester that dabbles at this point. My plan was to run Q's and finished/master with him this spring--obviously that is no longer the plan. Well take it in stride and hopefully everything goes well and he can get back in action.