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Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury

Posted July 29

— Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury he suffered during offseason training, General Manager Ron Francis announced Tuesday. Staal is expected to make a full recovery by the beginning of the 2014-15 regular season.

“Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then Philadelphia to be evaluated,” Francis said in a news release Tuesday.. “By having this procedure now, Dr. Meyers believes Eric will be able to return to action for training camp and be at full health for the start of the regular season.”

The 29-year-old Staal is entering his 11th NHL season with Carolina after leading the team with 40 assists and 61points last year. A first-round pick by the team in 2003, he has 289 goals and 688 points in 769 career games.

The Canes first preseason game is Sept. 21 at PNC Arena. Their regular season campaign begins at home on Oct. 10 against the New York Islanders.

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  • kheffn Jul 31, 5:24 p.m.

    When I did a Google search I found thishttp://vincerainstitute.com/core-injuries/sports-hernia/. It says that it's the same as what is commonly called a sports hernia. There's a lot of info out there if you search sports hernia.

  • Ken D. Jul 29, 5:33 p.m.

    I can sort of see why teams would be coy about the exact nature of an injury during the season. But in July, why can't they be more candid about what his procedure will be?

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jul 29, 4:36 p.m.

    ^^^^
    Ken, I believe lower back muscles are also part of the "core muscle" group. It's an important muscle group, kind of like a "building block" for stability of the body.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jul 29, 4:33 p.m.

    I can't find the core muscle in my anatomy book. What part of the body is it located in?

    — Posted by Ken D.

    I think it's abdominal, Ken - part of what's referred to as "core muscle" group. It's concerning that he's had the injury and subsequent surgery now because it's slow to heal, I believe.

  • wlcat609 Jul 29, 2:54 p.m.

    Maybe some consideration should be given to changing the team's name from the 'Hurricanes' to the 'China Dolls'. Seems the whole team has been injury prone lately - it sure can't be because of playing a physical game!

  • SmarnyPants Jul 29, 11:32 a.m.

    This is a picture of cord surgery:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/gmcube/Toy%20Story/stringdance.jpg

  • Ken D. Jul 29, 11:25 a.m.

    I can't find the core muscle in my anatomy book. What part of the body is it located in?

  • common tater Jul 29, 10:02 a.m.

    2nd year in a row for a preseason injury for the captain. Not a good sign.

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