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Pronger May Require 4th Surgery in 10 Months

From Adam Kimelman at NHL.com:

Calling it “the year from hell,” Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger could learn in a matter of days if he’s going to need his fourth surgery in 10 months.

Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com that Pronger could have a bulging or herniated disc in his lower back. The back injury, along with a hamstring pull, is what sidelined Pronger for the final three games of the Flyers’ conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.


Update 2:45pm ET: Transcript of Pronger’s conference call with the media today is here.

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Steve Strowbridge's avatar

As a fan of an Eastern Conference team that is not Philadelphia, I would be totally fine if he wasn’t good to go at the beginning of next season. That said, I hope he is okay and makes a full recovery.

Posted by Steve Strowbridge from St. John's, NL, CA on 05/09/11 at 03:56 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Nice trade of 3 1st round Picks for an old Physical D Man

Posted by Evilpens on 05/09/11 at 04:31 PM ET


That’s what happens when you get old.

Posted by Mad City Mike from Madison, WI on 05/09/11 at 04:50 PM ET

awould's avatar

I hate Pronger.

Posted by awould on 05/09/11 at 05:16 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Isn’t cranial colonics an outpatient procedure?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/09/11 at 05:19 PM ET

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