Pronger could be headed for another surgery

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.


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

    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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