Schneider, Hall, Maroon undergo surgery, should be ready for October
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This morning the New Jersey Devils announced three key players recently underwent successful surgeries
Here are some more details:
On Friday, April 30, Taylor Hall underwent successful surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. Hall suffered the initial injury in late December, but was able to play with it under the care and management of New Jersey's medical staff. He will be ready for training camp in September.
Last Tuesday, Cory Schneider underwent successful surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip. Schneider's recovery time is approximately five months and Dr. Kelly expects him to make a full recovery.
On Wednesday, Patrick Maroon underwent successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. He will be able to resume off-season training and preparation programs before the start of training camp.
The Hall injury news is pretty remarkable given how effective he was in the 2nd half. I mean, shortly after suffering the injury he managed to put together a 26-game point streak. 26 games! As the league tightened up, Hall was as productive as anyone despite dealing with a lingering hand injury.
Schneider's hip injury isn't at all surprising – it helps explain his struggles – but it is a little worrisome. This has been a re-occuring theme for him and one would think hip issues are only more likely to flare up as he moves deeper into his 30s.
I don't know how anyone can play through a herniated disc – especially someone like Maroon. He is physical, lives around the net, and plays a style very difficult on the body. Taking cross checks and such in the lower back must be excruciating with an injury like that.
While none of the injuries are minor, it's good to know each player *should* be ready by the start of the regular season.
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