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%.
T.J. Oshie undergoes surgery for broken clavicle-Dr. Patel
T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals underwent surgery for a broken clavicle sustained on Thursday’s Game 4 loss after being shoved from behind into the boards. The surgery was likely placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the broken bone.
For hockey players, return to play is generally about 8-10 weeks. This unfortunately leaves him out for the remainder of the playoffs, which is a major blow for the Capitals.
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.