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Ryan Kesler has shoulder surgery, will need six months to recover

Ouch, big time, per TSN:

Vancouver Canucks star centre Ryan Kesler underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair torn labrum, the team announced Tuesday. Kesler is expected to make a full recovery in six months, which would mean he’ll likely miss the start of next season.

“After consultation with our team physicians following the playoffs, it was deemed that Ryan would require a procedure on his shoulder,” president and general manager, Mike Gillis said in a statement. “We expect a full recovery and determined this procedure would best serve the team’s and Ryan’s long term goals.”

Following the series against the Los Angeles Kings, Kesler confirmed that he had been playing with an undisclosed injury since February.

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Primis's avatar

Karmic payback for his constant tumbleweeding?

Posted by Primis on 05/08/12 at 06:17 PM ET

CaliforniaPuck31's avatar

Shoulders never “fully recover”, spent all last summer rehabbing mine and it still gives me trouble.  Such a poorly designed joint!

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 05/08/12 at 06:40 PM ET


When a guy can shoot like he does, and could barely shoot for the last half of the year, you had to wonder.

Posted by Mike from Toronto on 05/08/12 at 07:50 PM ET

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