Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris
Pronger is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing back surgery on
The procedure, which was called a discectomy, took place in New York and was
performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa at The Hospital for Special Surgery.
"Surgery went very well," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. "A disc
fragment that was pressing up against a nerve was removed. Chris will begin a
walking rehab in a few days. At week six post surgery, he will begin core
The 36-year-old Pronger played in just 50 regular-season games in 2010-11, his
fewest since a season-ending injury limited him to five games with the Blues
Pronger appeared in only three playoff games of the 11 the Flyers played.
Holmgren also updated the statuses of forward Kris Versteeg and goaltender
Versteeg underwent successful surgery to repair two tears in his abdominal
wall. He is expected to begin rehab in 10 days.
Leighton, meanwhile, had surgery to repair a torn labrum on Wednesday and will
begin rehab in a few days.
The Sports Network