Claude Giroux injures hand, but will be ready for season opener

Christopher Pasatieri

Claude Giroux had hand surgery on Thursday after his golf club shattered and messed up his day, but he should be ready for the season opener.

Update: Claude Giroux is expected to fully recover in 5-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right hand on Thursday.

It's not a wrist injury as originally reported. Here's a full statement from the Flyers:

"Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had successful surgery this afternoon on his right index finger performed by Dr. Katherine Boyd at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.  Giroux was golfing today when his golf club shattered and splintered into his index finger.  Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger.  He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks."

A six week recovery would still put Giroux on track to be ready for the season opener on October 2 against Toronto. He'll miss a lot of training camp, but presumably he'll still be able to skate and stay in shape since it's just a hand injury.

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Original post: In the 2012 playoffs against the Penguins, Claude Giroux broke his wrists. He had surgery on them both, and now, he's in rough shape again after an incident at a golf tournament in Ottawa.

"Cutting tendons" is uhhhh .... not what you want to hear.

It's probably too early to say if he'll miss any time and we'll certainly wait for official confirmation from the team, but training camp is less than a month away now and any type of injury to your team's best player is not what you want to hear.

This is all Sidney Crosby's fault, damnit.

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