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Forsberg Surgery Successful

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin comments on Peter Forsberg's medical procedure, on Monday, September 12:

McCrossin: "Peter had a bursa sac removed from his right ankle at Pennsylvania Hospital [Monday]. The 15-minute procedure was performed by Dr. Keith Wapner and was a success. Peter is back at the place he is staying and is resting very comfortably.

"The rehab for this is going to be very minimal because there was not any type of reconstruction done. It was just a removal of the bursa sac. This does require him to be in a walking boot, only because of the integrity of the wound. What we want to do is make sure that the incision heals up very nicely. We want to keep the foot from moving, that it remains stable and gives the skin a good chance to heal quickly, the way it should be.

"Peter will be with me [Tuesday] at the Sovereign Bank Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. We will have an update in about a week when he will see Dr. Wapner again. As stated before, he should be out a minimum of two weeks."
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