Thursday, September 26, 2002
Bure will need two weeks of recovery time
NEW YORK -- New York Rangers forward Pavel Bure had
arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday, and he's expected
to take two weeks to recover.
The operation was performed by the team physician, Dr. Andrew
Feldman, who said it went "extremely well.''
"He will begin his rehabilitation program immediately, and we
are extremely optimistic that he will return to full form,''
Feldman repaired torn cartilage in Bure's right knee. The
Russian was injured during an exhibition game Tuesday night against
Bure had 12 goals and eight assists in 12 games for the Rangers
last season after he was traded from Florida. In 1999, shortly
after he was traded from Vancouver to Florida, he had the anterior
cruciate ligament of his right knee replaced for the second time in