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by Paul on 08/11/10 at 05:12 PM ET
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who had minor knee surgery on July 27, said yesterday he would not be 100 percent for training camp and might not be in the lineup for the season opener.
When the Flyers released the news of the surgery a week later on Aug. 3, general manager Paul Holmgren said: “He will be ready for the start of training camp.”
Pronger, who turns 36 in October, was asked yesterday by Flyers public relations personnel whether he will be 100 percent for camp, which begins Sept. 17. “No. I can tell you that much,” said Pronger, who had “loose bodies” removed from his right knee. “With the amount of atrophy, it is going to take a lot of hard work to build the leg muscles back up.
“Obviously, I will spending a lot of hours in the gym trying to strengthen my knee and the rest of my body. A lot of times when you hurt your knee you walk different and you hurt your back or you hurt your other knee because you are loading that up more. It is really about your body becoming symmetrical again and you’re not overtaxing any one part of your body.”
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