Flyers' Pronger undergoes successful back surgery

Flyers' Pronger undergoes successful back surgery
May 12, 2011, 4:45 pm

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Posted: 12:45 p.m.

By Tim Panaccio
CSNPhilly.com

Chris Prongers back surgery in New York went well on Thursday morning, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

Pronger had a disk fragment, which was pressing on a nerve, removed. He will begin walking rehab in a few days. At six weeks, he will begin core strengthening. Holmgren said a full recovery is anticipated.

Kris Versteeg had surgery to repair two tears in his abdominal wall. Rehab begins in 10 days.

Michael Leighton had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. His rehab will begin in a few days.
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