At least three Philadelphia Flyers’ players to require surgery this off season
PHILADELPHIA– During the team’s final media availability sessions of the season, it was revealed that at least four Philadelphia Flyers’ players were playing injured, with three requiring surgery.
The injuries continued for Simmonds in October, where reportedly pulled his groin and broke his ankle after being hit by defenseman D Shayne Gotisbehere’s shot.
If that wasn’t enough for Simmonds, he topped it off by tearing a ligament in his hand in February.
All these injuries contributed to Simmonds’ career-low in games played (75) and his lowest point total in five seasons (46).
On top of that, Philadelphia dealt with injuries to both of its top goaltenders this season, and now it appears that both will require surgery.
G Brian Elliott missed part of the season with an abdominal injury that will reportedly require further surgery to correct.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, G Michal Neuvirth will have surgery on both hips.
Both goalies are under contract for next season.
Furthermore, defenseman Ivan Provorov suffered a Grade 3 AC sprain in his shoulder that he played through the playoffs with.
Provorov is expected to need at least 6-8 weeks to recover, but it is unknown if he will require surgery.
The team can heal its walking wounded after falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.