By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier will miss the rest of the 2021-22 season. He had back surgery.
The surgery was performed on Friday morning, according to the team. It was performed by Dr. Jon Yoon at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
With the Flyers season already lost, there is no need to rush him back. He had been sidelined since December 18th.
Presently, the team is 13th in the Eastern Conference. Only the top eight teams in the conference make the playoffs.
Initially, his injury was described by the team as an upper-body injury. He is expected to be sidelined for three months before he can rehab his injury.
He should have a normal offseason. Couturier is expected to be back on the ice before September as he ramps up for the 2022-23 season in October.
Couturier played in just 29 games this season before his injury. He had six goals and 17 points before suffering the injury against the Ottawa Senators at the Wells Fargo Center.
The young center, who is one of the team’s better players, should have a bounce-back next season barring another setback due to an injury.
Before the start of the season, he signed an eight-year, $62 million deal with the team.