Chris Pronger has back surgery
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who missed the majority of the postseason, had surgery to remove a herniated disc from his spinal cord on Thursday.
Pronger, 36, underwent a procedure called a discectomy, performed by orthopedic specialist Frank Cammisa at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
"Surgery went very well," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement on the Flyers' website. "A disc fragment that was pressing up against a nerve was ...
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