Latest news from Vancouver has informed that Ryan Kesler, the star centre of Vancouver Canucks has been scheduled for surgery. The surgery will probably put him out action at the start of the 2011-12 NHL season.
Following the post-season, Kesler kept complaining about pain, after which he was sent for scans. Canucks immediately sent the scans back to the headquarters, confirming Kesler has an injured hip. Further information on the issue will be provided later after more examination.
Kesler was placed on the sidelines while more exams were conducted. Now it has been confirmed that the star will have to undergo the knife in order to fully recover from his injury.
Kesler’s injury came late in the final of Western Conference as Canucks lined up against San Jose Sharks. Kesler was seen limping after the Stanley Cup final against Boston Bruins but no immediate attention was brought to the matter then.
Only now has the medical team pointed that Kesler injured muscles in his hip for which he will have to undergo a hip labral surgery. The medical team also informed that the 26-year-old player is expected to make a full recovery from his surgery a little after the 2011-12 NHL regular season begins.
They have predicted the healing process would take around 10 to 12 weeks if there are no setbacks. The rehabilitation process might require some extra time too. The time frame Kesler is taking to heal coincides with his team’s training camp next month alongside the start of the regular season.
Head coach of Canucks, Alain Vigneault has accepted the fate of his player and wishes him a speedy recovery. President and General Manager of Canucks, Mike Gillis stated on Kesler’s injury, “After consultation with our team physicians following the playoffs, it was deemed that Ryan would require a procedure on his hip. We expect a full recovery and determined this procedure would best serve both Ryan and the team’s long-term goals.”