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.
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.
• In 2005-06, he had a serious groin tear and subsequent offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip at Doctors Plastic Surgery.