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07-14-2011, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
He's going to be fine. For all the people saying he's going to be a 50-60 game player........please......... This is Chris freaking Pronger!
Clearly you've never had slipped discs in your back...

It doesn't matter who he is or how hard he works to recover from it, herniated discs are very unpredictable, and depending on how long it went untreated and a variety of other factors, he could have permanent nerve damage, or nerve damage that will take a year to heal. His back will also be extremely stiff after any kind of athletic movements and he will have days where he wakes up in pain w/ no reason why.

Trust me, coming from someone who had what's considered a "minor" herniated disc injury, 60 games is a distinct possibility for Chris this year.

Btw, I used the same surgeon as Chris... sick brag, I know

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