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LeClair to begin rehabilitation immediately

Updated: December 4, 2002, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers star John LeClair had shoulder surgery Wednesday and is expected to be out 10 to 12 weeks.

The 33-year-old left wing left the hospital in minimal pain within a few hours of the operation with his arm in a sling, Dr. Peter Deluca said.

Whether LeClair immediately begins rehabilitation will depend on how he feels Thursday, Deluca said.

Deluca, the team orthopedist, was one of two surgeons who operated at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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