New Jersey Devils winger Patrick Maroon has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. He had a microdiscectomy. Typically we rest players for about 6 weeks after the procedure, then start a gradual return to activity. The main risk of returning too soon is a re-herniation, where more disc material extrudes out of the same area in the outer portion of the disc. Recurrence rates are typically quoted around 5%.
Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:
Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.
Sharks center Joe Thornton suffered torn MCL and ACL-Dr. Parekh
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton revealed he suffered a torn MCL and ACL in January. He will require surgery for the multi-ligament injury, 10-14 weeks RTP. Watch below as Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down ACL injuries: