The New York Rangers announced today that center Mark Messier
underwent successful arthroscopic surgery this morning to remove bone spurs in his left shoulder and alleviate rotator cuff pain. The procedure took 45 minutes and there were no complications. Messier will be sidelined indefinitely and begin a rehabilitation program immediately. The procedure was performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
“The procedure performed on Mark this morning went extremely well,” stated Dr. Feldman. “After the necessary rehabilitation, we are extremely optimistic that he will return to full form.”
Messier, 41, has registered seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 41 games this season. He has missed 17 of the team’s last 24 games while attempting to rehabilitate his shoulder injury.