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Hip surgery to sideline Matt Walker

Updated: October 19, 2010, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Walker needs hip surgery and is expected to miss more than two months.

General manager Paul Holmgren on Tuesday said Walker needs surgery to repair a torn labrum and what he called a "boney impingement" in his right hip. Walker is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks.

The Flyers acquired Walker from the Tampa Bay Lightning in July as part of a trade involving Simon Gagne. Walker sat out the start of the regular season after being bothered ...

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