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Surgery sidelines Flyers’ McGinn for four more weeks

Mar 2, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Tye McGinn decided to undergo surgery on a broken right orbital bone suffered during a Feb. 25 fight against Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Mike Brown.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren estimates that the surgery will sideline him for four more weeks, reports.

The original prognosis was that he’d miss two weeks instead of what will now be closer to six, but that was if he didn’t go under the knife.

The 22-year-old’s injury largely explains the team’s decision to trade for veteran Simon Gagne.

McGinn’s rehab timetable is now pretty similar to that of another young Flyers forward Matt Read, who’s recovering from torn muscles in his rib cage.

  1. phillyphannn83 - Mar 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Still battling through adversity and now sitting only 3 pets behind 1st place Pittsburgh! Here we come boys!!

  2. mclovinhockey - Mar 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Matt reads not that young… He is 26…. Coburn just turned 28 and is considered a vet haha

  3. President Charles Logan - Mar 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Flyers playing better lately but they arent going to beat out the Pens this year in any department , (and no I’m not a Pens fan , I’m neutral in this case.)

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