PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Pronger had surgery on his right foot Friday and could miss up to six weeks, depriving the Philadelphia Flyers of their star defenseman.
Pronger broke the first metatarsal on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The injury was discovered after an X-ray and CT scan on Thursday.
"I'm feeling all right. I was moving my foot right after they did the surgery," Pronger said Saturday. "They put a couple screws in the bone to help strengthen it and hopefully allow it to heal faster and give it the strength it's going to need to recover hopefully in a timely fashion."
Pronger's injury could keep him out until February, meaning he would miss about 16 games.