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healthyscratch 08-07-2012 09:15 AM

Meszaros: Achilles tendon surgery (Aug. 7); Nov. 13 update, post #260
 
Philadelphia Flyers
INJURY NEWS: GM Paul Holmgren on (D) Andrej Meszaros: "Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon."
9:10am - 7 Aug 12

More from Paul Holmgren: "Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely." #Flyers
9:12am - 7 Aug 12

Mod edit:

Bill Meltzer via HockeyBuzz:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Bill-...nuble/45/45964

Quote:

Six days ago, when the Flyers had their media conference call to announce the contract extension signed by head coach Peter Laviolettle, general manager Paul Holmgren was asked for an update on the health status of defenseman Andrej Meszaros.

"He's fine," Holmgren said of the defenseman, who was coming of back surgery.

Today it turns out that Meszaros isn't doing so well after all. He tore his Achilles tendon while training in Slovakia last week. Yesterday, Meszaros underwent surgery.

Achilles tendon injuries are serious ones. Meszaros will miss, at minimum, about half of next season. Depending on the progress of his recovery, he may end of missing most of the regular season. This is another big blow to the defense, as the Flyers were counting on a healthy and productive season from the 2010-11 Barry Ashbee Trophy winner.

As of now, the Flyers top six on defense will be Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Nicklas Grossmann and two among Erik Gustafsson, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Bruno Gervais. However, it would be reasonable to suspect they may dip into what's left of the free agent defense pool and sign a player such as (injury-prone) Carlo Colaiacovo.

If need be, the Flyers could put Meszaros on long-term injured reserve along with Chris Pronger. Meszaros carries a $4 million cap hit.
Flyers' official statement:

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?...id=DL|PHI|home

Quote:

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren released a statement early Tuesday morning regarding an injury sustained by Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros:

"Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely."

Meszaros missed a total of 20 regular season games this past season, including the final 19 games of the regular season and the first 10 of the Flyers' 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He returned in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New Jersey after a back injury forced him to undergo surgery on Mar. 21 to remove a disc fragment that was impinging on a nerve root.

In that game, Meszaros appeared in 30 shifts for a total of 19:26 of ice time and had two shots on goal in the Flyers' 3-1 loss vs. Devils.

4thline4life 08-07-2012 09:16 AM

great move to let carle walk :sarcasm:

dingbathero 08-07-2012 09:17 AM

Why wait til now... did this just happen... WTF....

EDIT:

just checked only a week old... if this train starts up now, going to be a long season.

JMatt 08-07-2012 09:19 AM

The Achilles Virus is really hitting Philly hard this year...

McNasty 08-07-2012 09:19 AM

Panic.

Hollywood Couturier 08-07-2012 09:21 AM

Buy! Buy! Buy!

hXc Chris 08-07-2012 09:21 AM

Unbelievable the season hasnt even started yet and Meszaros is already out indefinitely...its going to be a longggggggg season.

santapore 08-07-2012 09:26 AM

lets hope homer makes a good deal to get us a new defenceman...and not panic and trade something too valuable. recovery from torn achilles tendon could take months:/

when sami salo had this injury 2010 and was summer too..he played his first game in february. lets hope mez got better recovery...

Phileeguy 08-07-2012 09:27 AM

Now is the summer of our discontent.

dats81 08-07-2012 09:28 AM

How long does it normally take to recover from that kind of injury, 2-3 months?

Maybe they should take a look at the remaining FA options - Roszival or Colaiacovo come to my mind.

A third pairing of Gustaffson and Gervais is not the end of the world to start a season but with Bourdon's questionable health situation they are just one injury away from panic mode.

thelos 08-07-2012 09:29 AM

One of the longest injuries to rehab from.

healthyscratch 08-07-2012 09:32 AM

I would assume he's done for the year, right?

Cuiff 08-07-2012 09:33 AM

Meszaros to miss rest of season
 
http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/08/andrej-meszaros-had-surgery-on-his-torn-achilles.html

Andrej Meszaros Had Surgery on His Torn Achilles - Crossing Broad

FlyingHigh13 08-07-2012 09:34 AM

read online takes about 6-11 months so yeah prolly

FlyingHigh13 08-07-2012 09:34 AM

depends on how severly it is torn tho

Prongo 08-07-2012 09:35 AM

We really just can not catch a break... Devastating injury for us, we will definitely be in the market for a defender now I would think.

Protest 08-07-2012 09:35 AM

I know it's a season, and even sometimes career altering/ending injury in football. I'm not sure about hockey though.

thelos 08-07-2012 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Protest (Post 53347257)
I know it's a season, and even sometimes career altering/ending injury in football. I'm not sure about hockey though.

Justin Williams had one a few seasons ago, long rehab but not usually career ending

Cuiff 08-07-2012 09:39 AM

Through out another offer sheet to any decent rfa and hope for the best

petrgirg 08-07-2012 09:39 AM

this line up is scary! and i mean the bad kind of scary.

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Codith 08-07-2012 09:39 AM

It's at least a year isn't it? Could be close to 18 months?

Protest 08-07-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thelos (Post 53347301)
Justin Williams had one a few seasons ago, long rehab but not usually career ending

Ok, it looks like he was out 6 months. So Mez is probably looking at January.

RJ8812 08-07-2012 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dats81 (Post 53347107)
How long does it normally take to recover from that kind of injury, 2-3 months?


Maybe they should take a look at the remaining FA options - Roszval or Colaiacovo come to my mind.

A third pairing of Gustaffson and Gervais is not the end of the world to start a season but with Bourdon's questionable health situation they are jus one injury away from panic mode.

minimunm 2-3 months, yes, but he could be out for pretty much the entire season

My uncle tore his when he was in his early twenties and he said it also took an entire year for it to be fully recovered

Prongo 08-07-2012 09:44 AM

Michal Rozsival come on down!!

Protest 08-07-2012 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 53347405)
minimunm 2-3 months, yes, but he could be out for pretty much the entire season

My uncle tore his when he was in his early twenties and he said it also took an entire year for it to be fully recovered

I think it takes a year to 18 months for it to fully heal, but since skating isn't running I wasn't sure about a hockey players rehab. Apparently its much quicker than the rehab of athletes from other sports. Still long, but that's pretty much a season ending injury in any other sport when it's this close to preseason.


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