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Forsberg Explains Visit to Doctor

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
(November 9) – Flyers captain Peter Forsberg on Thursday met with reporters and gave an update regarding his visit to Dr. Robert Anderson. Forsberg was with Dr. Anderson for a routine follow-up examination for his right ankle which was operated on over the summer.

Peter Forsberg

"It's not 100 percent yet. It's obviously not the ankle because the doctor said it is fine. So I don't think it's the ankle. I hope it's not the ankle. I think it's just a skate problem and we are trying to find a right fit. We have tried plenty of things (including molds and braces) and I hope we are getting closer. There has to be a solution otherwise it's going to be hard. It's a little frustrating when you get out there and you feel that you can do more. But all I can do is just keep working on it.

"I don't want to blame it on anything, I just hope I can find a better skate and be able to play 100 percent. I don't know how much I am playing at right now but I would like to play better than I have been. There is no pain involved. It is frustrating not being able to find a 100 percent boot, one that fits perfectly. The left one fits perfectly and the right boot is kind of weird occasionally."

Paul Holmgren

Q: Does this concern you?

"We keep looking at different things. Ideally we would like to have him feel that he is 100 percent and move forward from there. We will continue to work with Peter any way we can and do everything in our power to get him to that point. Whether it is his foot, ankle or his skate we are trying to look at all the different things and to get Peter as comfortable as possible to where it is 100 percent. When he is 100 percent he is a tremendous player. That is our goal."
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