Official reports out of Philly are saying that Flyers winger Simon Gagne has two small hernias in his right groin area that may require surgery. A decision on whether to perform surgery will be made Wednesday. Gagne has been a fantasy bust so far this season having just one goal in nine games.
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As Flyers reported Tim Panaccio states, surgery is nothing new to Gagne. He has undergone three surgeries in four years.
• Gagne went through 2008-09 relatively healthy, until the end, when his right hip began bothering him, although the club did not announce it. He had off-season surgery (May 28) to the right hip to remove a bone spur and scar tissue.
• In 2007-08, Gagne missed 56 games because of post-concussion syndrome and wasn’t on the ice long enough to develop hip problems.
• In 2006-07, he was bothered from March until season’s end by a hip flexor and groin strain. That offseason, Gagne underwent double hernia surgery.
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