Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Umberger breaks finger, Upshall fractures wrist

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the team's injury situation after a very physical 4-2 loss in Ottawa last night.

"Defenseman Randy Jones sustained a right hip flexor injury and will be out of action through the weekend. We are hoping to get him back on the ice probably next week," Holmgren said.

"Right Wing Joffrey Lupul sustained a left wrist injury and we will know more once he is examined by a specialist tomorrow.

"Forward R.J. Umberger sustained a broken pinky finger on his left hand. He will require surgery, which will take place tomorrow, and will be out of action for seven to 14 days.

"Left wing Scottie Upshall sustained a fractured left wrist, which will require surgery. He will have the surgery tomorrow and will be out of action for four to six weeks.

"Both Umberger and Upshall will be having surgery tomorrow in Baltimore, Maryland by Dr. Tom Graham. Lupul will be examined by Dr. Graham tomorrow and we will have a better feel for where he is after that examination."

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