Flyers center Peter Forsberg is back in town, beginning his rehab with the club's Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jim McCrossin. Below is a Q and A with both McCrossin and Forsberg conducted on Friday, July 7 regarding Forsberg's condition.
Q: What is the latest status of Peter Forsberg? JM: "The latest status is that we got approval from Dr. Bob Anderson to go ahead and begin with his rehab, which we've done for the past two days. Peter is doing great. His right ankle does have a little swelling in it still. We are working on range of motion and it is coming back nicely. Once we get that back we are going to be strengthening it. Peter has begun his off season conditioning workouts and we are getting into shape for the season."
Q: How long has he been here working out? JM: "We started yesterday (Thursday, July 6). This is the second day now. We go back down to see Dr. Anderson again on Tuesday, July 11 at Dr. Anderson's private practice office in Charlotte, North Carolina."
Q: How is Peter feeling? JM: "Peter is feeling great. The first day was yesterday, and obviously he had some muscle soreness which is to be expected. Today he came back and we are working on his lower body as best we can. Tomorrow he will be in for upper body. He's doing great. Cardiovascular he is working hard and he has a good sweat going."
Q: Will these workouts be ongoing? JM: "Yes, they will continue until Peter returns to the lineup. He will not be going back to Sweden."
Q: How are you doing? PF: "Everything feels good. Everything is going as planned and it's good to be back working out a little bit here with Jimmy (McCrossin). It's been great. Everything has been positive but it's hard to say if it's going any quicker than we thought. It is just the beginning of rehab. But everything went well with the surgery and it's great to be back working out. I got back a couple of days ago and just doing some things with the foot, everything I am supposed to do and not doing anything more after having a couple of weeks vacation."
Q: Is there any discomfort in your foot? PF: "Well, the discomfort comes with the territory. There are a lot of things that were done to the foot and it is going to take awhile to heal up. But we are going down to the doctor on Tuesday to see how everything is going. He looked at the X-rays and everything looks good, nothing negative. I think we are at the stage where we are supposed to be, so we will see how it goes."