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08-07-2012, 08:15 AM
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Meszaros: Achilles tendon surgery (Aug. 7); Nov. 13 update, post #260

Philadelphia Flyers
INJURY NEWS: GM Paul Holmgren on (D) Andrej Meszaros: "Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon."
9:10am - 7 Aug 12

More from Paul Holmgren: "Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely." #Flyers
9:12am - 7 Aug 12

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Bill Meltzer via HockeyBuzz:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Bill-...nuble/45/45964

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Six days ago, when the Flyers had their media conference call to announce the contract extension signed by head coach Peter Laviolettle, general manager Paul Holmgren was asked for an update on the health status of defenseman Andrej Meszaros.

"He's fine," Holmgren said of the defenseman, who was coming of back surgery.

Today it turns out that Meszaros isn't doing so well after all. He tore his Achilles tendon while training in Slovakia last week. Yesterday, Meszaros underwent surgery.

Achilles tendon injuries are serious ones. Meszaros will miss, at minimum, about half of next season. Depending on the progress of his recovery, he may end of missing most of the regular season. This is another big blow to the defense, as the Flyers were counting on a healthy and productive season from the 2010-11 Barry Ashbee Trophy winner.

As of now, the Flyers top six on defense will be Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Nicklas Grossmann and two among Erik Gustafsson, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Bruno Gervais. However, it would be reasonable to suspect they may dip into what's left of the free agent defense pool and sign a player such as (injury-prone) Carlo Colaiacovo.

If need be, the Flyers could put Meszaros on long-term injured reserve along with Chris Pronger. Meszaros carries a $4 million cap hit.
Flyers' official statement:

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?...id=DL|PHI|home

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Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren released a statement early Tuesday morning regarding an injury sustained by Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros:

"Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely."

Meszaros missed a total of 20 regular season games this past season, including the final 19 games of the regular season and the first 10 of the Flyers' 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He returned in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New Jersey after a back injury forced him to undergo surgery on Mar. 21 to remove a disc fragment that was impinging on a nerve root.

In that game, Meszaros appeared in 30 shifts for a total of 19:26 of ice time and had two shots on goal in the Flyers' 3-1 loss vs. Devils.


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Why wait til now... did this just happen... WTF....

EDIT:

just checked only a week old... if this train starts up now, going to be a long season.

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The Achilles Virus is really hitting Philly hard this year...

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Unbelievable the season hasnt even started yet and Meszaros is already out indefinitely...its going to be a longggggggg season.

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lets hope homer makes a good deal to get us a new defenceman...and not panic and trade something too valuable. recovery from torn achilles tendon could take months:/

when sami salo had this injury 2010 and was summer too..he played his first game in february. lets hope mez got better recovery...


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How long does it normally take to recover from that kind of injury, 2-3 months?

Maybe they should take a look at the remaining FA options - Roszival or Colaiacovo come to my mind.

A third pairing of Gustaffson and Gervais is not the end of the world to start a season but with Bourdon's questionable health situation they are just one injury away from panic mode.


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One of the longest injuries to rehab from.

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I would assume he's done for the year, right?

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Meszaros to miss rest of season

http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/08/andrej-meszaros-had-surgery-on-his-torn-achilles.html

Andrej Meszaros Had Surgery on His Torn Achilles - Crossing Broad

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read online takes about 6-11 months so yeah prolly

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depends on how severly it is torn tho

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We really just can not catch a break... Devastating injury for us, we will definitely be in the market for a defender now I would think.

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I know it's a season, and even sometimes career altering/ending injury in football. I'm not sure about hockey though.

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I know it's a season, and even sometimes career altering/ending injury in football. I'm not sure about hockey though.
Justin Williams had one a few seasons ago, long rehab but not usually career ending

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this line up is scary! and i mean the bad kind of scary.

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It's at least a year isn't it? Could be close to 18 months?

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Justin Williams had one a few seasons ago, long rehab but not usually career ending
Ok, it looks like he was out 6 months. So Mez is probably looking at January.

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How long does it normally take to recover from that kind of injury, 2-3 months?


Maybe they should take a look at the remaining FA options - Roszval or Colaiacovo come to my mind.

A third pairing of Gustaffson and Gervais is not the end of the world to start a season but with Bourdon's questionable health situation they are jus one injury away from panic mode.
minimunm 2-3 months, yes, but he could be out for pretty much the entire season

My uncle tore his when he was in his early twenties and he said it also took an entire year for it to be fully recovered

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minimunm 2-3 months, yes, but he could be out for pretty much the entire season

My uncle tore his when he was in his early twenties and he said it also took an entire year for it to be fully recovered
I think it takes a year to 18 months for it to fully heal, but since skating isn't running I wasn't sure about a hockey players rehab. Apparently its much quicker than the rehab of athletes from other sports. Still long, but that's pretty much a season ending injury in any other sport when it's this close to preseason.

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