Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Meszaros felled by torn Achilles tendon

An unintended consequence of not being able to secure Shea Weber through an offer sheet reared its ugly head on Tuesday morning.

Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren issued one of his classic terse updates, this time on defenseman Andrej Meszaros.

"Andrej had successful surgery this morning to repair a torn right achilles tendon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely."

Injuries of that type, as we've seen with Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, can take more than six months to fully heal and be rehabilitated. 

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