Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that defenceman Alex Edler will have micro discectomy surgery on his back. Edler will be out of the line-up indefinitely.
“After consultation with our physicians it was decided that surgery was the best course of action,” said Mike Gillis. “The best long term decision for Alex and our hockey club was to have the surgery immediately.”
Last edited by gongshowmonkey: 01-31-2011 at 10:12 PM.
Well that's freaking the worst news EVER. At least we still have Ehrhoff, Hamhuis, and Ballard with Salo joining the party soon hopefully. Alberts and Rome should also be back shortly after the all-star break.
Gonna have to figure out some new stable pairings in the meantime.
Surgeons generally recommend restricted activity for two weeks and a return to normal activities at six weeks; bending, lifting and twisting should be avoided as much as possible for the rest of your life, according to SpinalNeurosurgery.com.