Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday, according to the team’s official website. Pronger is expected to miss four weeks.
General manager Paul Holmgren explained Pronger had been out battling a virus and the team had hoped during this time his knee would have time to recover. However, after an examination, surgery was deemed necessary.
The veteran defenseman has suffered from a variety of ailments in the recent months. Pronger underwent back surgery this offseason to remove a herniated disk from his spinal cord and missed the majority of the preseason recovering. During the regular season, the 37-year-old blueliner took a stick to the eye in a match against the Toronto Maple Leafs.