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Pronger could be headed for another surgery

Chris Pronger could be headed for his fourth surgery in 10 about months.

Pronger could be headed for another surgery

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Chris Pronger may need surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Chris Pronger may need surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

     Chris Pronger could be headed for his fourth surgery in 10 about months.

    The 36-year-old Flyers defenseman, in a conference call with reporters Monday, said he will meet with a doctor on Tuesday and learn if he needs surgery for a herniated disc in his back.

    Pronger said he wasn't sure how he suffered the injury, but that he started to feel pain in Game 7 against Buffalo. He played in Game 1 against Boston but was laboring, and was minus-3 in the game.

     The pain, Pronger said, grew worse with each passing day. He missed the last three games of the Boston series.

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    Pronger had minor knee surgery on July 27 and missed the beginning of the season; he also had foot and hand surgery during the season.

    Captain Mike Richards will address the media later today, and there is a chance he will require wrist surgery.

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