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by George Malik on 12/21/13 at 11:53 AM ET
Via RedWingsFeed, MLive's Ansar Khan reports that Red Wings forward Stephen Weiss has received a second opinion on his groin issues from Philadelphia-based groin specialist Dr. Wililam Meyers, and the news isn't good:
The Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness confirms...
And Khan penned a, "Where they go from here..." article:
Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss has a sports hernia and the club is deciding on the next course of action, general manager Ken Holland said.
Weiss might need surgery. In any event, he won't return anytime soon and likely will be placed on long-term injured reserve.
Weiss saw a specialist in Philadelphia on Friday, after missing five games with what he thought was a groin issue. He sat out six games in November with what the club now believes is the same problem.
It has been a rough season for the 30-year-old the club signed to a five-year, $24.5 million contract on July 5. He has just two goals and two assists in 26 games.
This really is a, "We don't know how bad it is till we open him up" injury, so Weiss, the team's doctors, Dr. William Clancy and Holland will all discuss what to do next.
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