Philadelphia Flyers Defenceman Chris Pronger Undergoes Back Surgery

The Hockey News—May 11, 2011

Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger, who missed the majority of the post-season, will undergo surgery to remove a herniated disc from his spinal cord on Thursday.

Pronger, 36, will undergo a procedure called a discectomy, which will be performed by orthopedic specialist Frank Cammisa at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Pronger helped lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals last season.

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