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Report: KHL club says Voracek out a month with knee injury

Oct 8, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

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Yesterday, news broke that Jakub Voracek suffered a knee injury while playing for KHL Club Lev Praha.

Today, more news — the injury could keep the Flyers forward shelved for up to four weeks.

That’s the word from Praha, anyway, as the club posted Voracek’s health prognosis on its website.

More, from RIA Novosti:

Lockout signing Voracek injured his knee in a home match against SKA St. Petersburg on Saturday, which the Russian team won 4-3.

Earlier this month, Lev released injured Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler after doctors found out he could be out for a month with an abdominal muscle problem.

“Center Jakub Voracek suffered a knee injury in the third period and the early indication is he’ll be out of the lineup about four weeks,” a statement on the Lev website said.

There’s been no indication if Voracek will be released from his deal with Lev, like Hudler was. There’s also no indication if he’ll return to North America to seek injury treatment.

Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia has been trying to track down details — but at this point, they remain sketchy. CSN sources claim Voracek has told people the injury is worse than what his agent, Petr Svoboda, has been suggesting, and that Svoboda originally said Voracek would only be out of action for a week.

  1. 81redneck - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Who cares !! everyone knows there’s not going to be any Flyers choking (oops I meant Hockey) this year anyways… must be a slow news day if an insignificant player Jakub Voracek is the headline here .

    • biasedhomer - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      Sorry to break it to you, but not everyone loves to hear about Crosby, Nash, etc constantly.

    • phila777phan - Oct 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      Insignificant? Do you watch hockey or just pretend to?

  2. 81redneck - Oct 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    The Flyers havent been significant since leisure suits and disco balls were in

  3. anthonycarch22 - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    They were 2 wins away from winning the cup in 2010. So your saying the Stanley cup is not significant? But your a redneck, so what do you really know about ice hockey, go watch NASCAR you clown.

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