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Lightning D Lukowich will have sports hernia surgery, to miss four weeks

Updated: February 20, 2008, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lightning defenseman Brad Lukowich will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia on Friday, and is expected to miss the next four weeks.

Lukowich will have the procedure performed in Munich, Germany, by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck, who has previously operated on other NHL players. Muschaweck's minimal repair technique cuts the typical sports hernia repair recovery time in half.

"We are deeply grateful that Dr. Muschaweck quickly rearranged her schedule to accommodate us," ...

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