In shocking news reported by Anthony SanFilippo of Crossing Broad, Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier has suffered a herniated disc in his back and is expected to miss several months.
Per Elliotte Freidman, the Flyers and Couturier are seeking a second opinion on the matter. Pain reportedly occurred during a skate a few days ago, but it is not expected to be in the same area as Couturier’s previous injury.
Couturier played in 29 games during 2021-2022 after undergoing season-ending back surgery in February. Couturier met with the media at the Philadelphia Flyers Training Center in Voorhees, NJ, last Monday.
“When I got back two weeks ago, I went to the doctors and everything seems good.”Sean Couturier; 9/12/2022
Couturier mentioned that he experienced some setbacks during his summer training as intensity began to increase.
“When I started being intense again and started pushing myself, there were some setbacks here and there. Like I said, nothing to worry. Everything is coming back to normal.”Sean Couturier; 9/12/2022
Reports surrounding Couturier and this latest injury are still ongoing. More details will follow as they are released.
Update: The Philadelphia Flyers have confirmed Sean Couturier has an upper-body injury and he will be re-evaluated during training camp. Couturier is listed as ‘week-to-week,’ according to Charlie O’Connor.
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