jjs has amply corroborated evidence he would know what's going on with Spencer Hawes, which is to say he's not bullsh*tting us. He says Shawes is doing well after surgery and should be back in a few weeks. He also kindly submitted this evidence Shawes is much cooler than his Rocky IV dedication would have you believe.
UPDATE: Sam Amick talked to Spencer's dad, who confirms. (That surgery was a success, that is. Not that Spencer appreciates some Juelz Santana.)