Report: Flyers’ Couturier could miss season

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Flyers' Sean Couturier
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 11: Philadelphia Flyers Center Sean Couturier (14) reacts to referees after the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers on January 11, 2020 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

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.

(Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)