Friday, July 24, 2009
Hossa has shoulder surgery
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa underwent surgery to repair a small tear to the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team announced Friday.
"Marian's surgery today went as well as we had hoped, and he is right on track for the anticipated recovery we had planned on, which is approximately four months," Dr. Michael Terry, the Blackhawks' team physician, said.
Hossa is expected to miss the first two months of the regular season.
The Blackhawks signed Hossa to a 12-year, $62.8 million on July 1. The team said it knew about the injury before signing Hossa, who led the Detroit Red Wings with 40 goals last season.