The New York Rangers announced today that right wing Radek Dvorak underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The procedure took one hour and there were no complications. The rehabilitation process for Dvorak is expected to last six months. The medial collateral ligament was also examined and was found to be healing well without the need of surgical assistance. The procedure was performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent's Hospital.
“The procedure performed on Radek this morning went extremely well,” stated Dr. Feldman. “Following the operation, the knee was very secure and stable. After the necessary rehabilitation, we are extremely optimistic that Radek will return to full form.”
Dvorak, 25, sustained the injury on March 13 against the Boston Bruins. In 65 matches this season, he registered 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 200-pound winger has skated in 531 career matches with New York and the Florida Panthers, registering 128 goals and 171 assists for 299 points, along with 162 penalty minutes over seven NHL seasons.