banner
Hurricanes

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.

8 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 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.

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Baltimore at New Orleans

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Wednesday at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
12:00pm Today
UWGB
ECU
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
ORL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
POR
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
PHO
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
NYK
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
IND
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
12:00pm Today
UWGB
ECU
1:30pm Today
WEBER
NEV
2:30pm Today
FRES
EVAN
2:30pm Today
KYST
PURD
4:00pm Today
LSU
CLEM
4:00pm Today
ALCOR
DILL
 
4:30pm Today
CHIST
UGST
4:30pm Today
DET
MDES
5:00pm Tonight
ARZ
MIZZ
5:30pm Tonight
INDST
PEAY
6:00pm Tonight
FLGC
MAR
6:00pm Tonight
LALAF
UWMIL
6:30pm Tonight
ODU
GWEBB
7:00pm Tonight
MD
ARST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BUCK
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
WINT
ETST
 
7:00pm Tonight
GSOUT
FIU
7:00pm Tonight
BST
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
APP
HAMP
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAST
JVU
 
7:00pm Tonight
XAV
MURST
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
NICST
 
7:00pm Tonight
MSU
SCU
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
SAV
7:00pm Tonight
TENT
SELA
 
7:00pm Tonight
VCU
VILL
7:00pm Tonight
OU
WCU
7:30pm Tonight
IND
EWASH
8:00pm Tonight
ILL
BRO
8:00pm Tonight
MSST
CLAYST
 
8:00pm Tonight
BEL
LIP
 
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
IOWA
PEPP
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
PVU
 
8:00pm Tonight
KU
RIDE
8:00pm Tonight
BAY
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
INCWORD
A
 
8:30pm Tonight
USF
HAW
8:30pm Tonight
OKST
ORST
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
YALE
 
9:00pm Tonight
CHAM
PITT
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
SHU
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
STET
 
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
ALA
9:30pm Tonight
SDKST
CHADRON
 
9:30pm Tonight
NCOL
CCHR
 
9:30pm Tonight
OREG
MICH
10:00pm Tonight
SDU
WMICH
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
SIUE
11:00pm Tonight
AUB
TULSA
11:30pm Tonight
SDST
BYU
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
PHI
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
PIT
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
DET
OTT
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
NYJ
8:30pm Tonight
NOS
BAL