The New York Rangers announced today that right wing Pavel Bure
will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Monday, December 16 to repair a posterior tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee. In addition, the Rangers forward will also undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The procedures will be performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Anthony Maddalo at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
An MRI on Saturday, December 7 revealed the nature of Bure’s injury. He underwent follow-up examinations by Dr. Feldman on Sunday, December 8 and orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, December 12. A timetable for Bure’s rehabilitation program will be established following the surgery.
Bure sustained the posterior tear of the medial meniscus, as well as a Grade I medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain to his left knee in the second period of the December 6 match vs. the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. On September 26, he underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a posterior tear of the medial meniscus in his right knee.
Bure currently ranks first on the Rangers with 14 goals and third with 21 points in 27 games this season. Since joining the Rangers on March 18 last season, he has registered 26 goals and 15 assists for 41 points in 39 contests.