Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger injured his right foot Wednesday night against the Canadiens, but the team will wait until Friday for a clearer prognosis after initial tests on Thursday.
"During the second period of last night's game in Montreal, Chris Pronger sustained an injury to his right foot," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement Thursday. "Chris was X-rayed today and also had a CT scan of his foot. He will be evaluated tomorrow morning by a foot and ankle specialist and at that time we will have a better idea of what we are dealing with."
Pronger, 36, hurt the foot in the second period against Montreal, left the game and did not return. He missed the opening two games of the season because of a surgically-repaired right knee.
Tim P. Twitter:
Pronger will be evaluated on FRI. Foot/.ankle specialist is looking for a possible fractured toe, I am told. His loss would be HUGE
EDIT- Pronger's injury updated Friday:
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirmed today that Chris Pronger will undergo surgery this afternoon to repair a broken bone in his right foot.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that defenseman Chris Pronger will undergo surgery this afternoon to repair a broken bone in his right foot, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, Holmgren also announced that defenseman Matt Walker underwent successful hip surgery on Thursday.
Pronger will have his procedure at 1pm to repair a broken first metatarsal in his right foot. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Steven Raikin. Pronger is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 01-20-2011 at 12:01 PM.
Bob was great, only let in one bad one, and that was the 3rd one. The other ones was a 5 on 3 goal (weak call by the way) and the 2nd one had 2 guys whacking away at the puck in front of him to get it in.
They did it without Chris Pronger, who suffered a “lower body” injury late in the second period and did not return. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Many of the Flyers didn’t even notice he was not on the ice in the third period. No one knows how Pronger got hurt.
Chris Pronger suffered what the team called a lower-body injury in the second period and did not play in the final period. He will be re-evaluated Thursday.
The team did not know if the injury was severe, but a spokesman said Pronger was not in a lot of pain. Pronger declined comment.
Injury could be foot or lower leg (from Sam at the Inq.)
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 12-16-2010 at 12:18 AM.
I would hope it's not Nodl he's been better than either Powe or Carcillo so far this season.
Powe will stay in for sure because of the pk. I just think that Nodl has been slowing down a little bit. Its a good problem to have that is for sure. And once playoff time comes around we won't have to worry about who to scratch because Shelley will be scratched then.