Danny Briere was walking around Monday morning at the Spectrum as the Flyers held picture day for the Flyers’ Wives Carnival magazine.
“I can’t believe how good I feel just two days after [abdominal] surgery,” Briere told CSNPhilly.com at the rink.
He said he’s confident he’ll be back on the ice in three or four weeks, as planned.
Briere was stunned at the news last week that he would need surgery when the prevailing opinion was his injury was a mild, strained groin.
“We wanted to play it safe, hope that I got back on the ice over the weekend,” he said, referring to missing a practice last week. “The next thing I know Dr. Meyers said, ‘We can do surgery tomorrow morning.’ And I said, ‘Whoa, let me think about that.’
“I didn’t think it would happen that quick. We didn’t waste any time.”
William Meyers performed surgery this past Saturday at Hahnemann University Hospital. Meyers, an abdominal specialist, found two small tears in Briere’s abdomen. Like Eagles receiver Kevin Curtis, this is a sports hernia. Curtis’ injury, however, was more severe, which is why his down time was projected to be longer than Briere’s.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 10-27-2008 at 09:18 PM.