New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Dan Girardi underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his inguinal hernia. In addition, Brandon Prust underwent successful surgery today to repair a labral tear.
Both players are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
For another addition to the files of “Hockey Players: Tougher Than You,” today we present Brandon Prust, who said of his weary shoulder in the middle of the season, “It’s just pain.” The three words became a rallying cry for the injury-riddled Rangers, and today we learn that the pain Prust had was a torn labrum.
Prust, who underwent shoulder surgery today, is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, as is Dan Girardi, who had hernia surgery yesterday. Girardi had an inguinal hernia, which about a quarter of men suffer at some point in their lifetimes. I had one when I was 2 years old, and while I can say for sure that mine had nothing to do with hockey, it’s entirely possible that Girardi’s was caused by one of the league-high 236 shots he blocked during the regular season, or the 26 during the playoffs.
I have been playing for 2 years with a torn labrum in my shoulder that needs surgery but have decided to rather play as much as possible before I age out of jrs. I must say that it is very painful, but as time goes on it sort of dulls. Prust is still a warrior though, and Danny G is a machine