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NHL News: Flyers Pronger Out 4 Weeks After Knee Surgery

| by Off The Record

You thought Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was mum on injuries? He might have nothing on the Philadelphia Flyers. We kept hearing how defensman Chris Pronger has been out with some mysterious illness. Now? They’re telling us that he will miss four weeks after undergoing knee surgery to clean out some loose bodies.

So, was he really sick?

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“He’s been playing through it up until this recent bout with the virus,” GM Paul Holmgren said through a translator.

I’m not saying he wasn’t sick, but I’m sorry if I don’t trust the Flyers when it comes to injuries. They are always telling us someone has an “upper body injury.” What is that? Head? Arm? Ribs? Could be anything.

The Flyers have had up-and-down goaltending play this season, so losing Pronger is a pretty big blow.