: Injury Report:
October 11 update: Leighton's back surgery went "very well." Out 6-8 Weeks
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10-09-2010, 01:24 AM
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Very doubtful the contract gets voided. They said he was injured during the summer working out. He signed July 1. I doubt he was doing a heavy workout routine in June when the SCF just ended.
He is signed in July, hurts his back working out in July or August and tries to work through it. How the F is that Homer's fault?
Even if the injury occurred before July a normal physical isn't going to show a bulging disc. He signed a 2 years $3MM contract not a "Danny Briere" 7 yr 49MM contract so they aren't doing a CAT Scan or MRIs, especially for an existing player that hasn't had back issues in the past.
Best case scenario - he comes back from surgery & rehab in 3 months and is a solid back with playoff experience for Bob.
Worst case - he can't get back on the ice and is waived. The Flyers pick up someone like Roloson at the deadline or sooner if Bob comes back down to earth.
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