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Shayne Gostisbehere on track with recovery from torn ACL

The Flyers top defensive prospect is right on track after tearing his ACL one month ago. He still won't be on the ice for a while, though.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

If Shayne Gostisbehere was a month away from ending rehab on his torn ACL just 33 days after suffering the injury, he would be a freak of nature. We're pretty sure he is actually a freak of nature based on what he's been able to do on a hockey rink so far in his life, but .... well, he's not that freaky.

That was the report earlier this afternoon, but as expected, Ron Hextall gave an in-depth update on Ghost's status, saying that one month after his surgery, the doctors are happy with his progress. He's still expected to be out for a while.

Below is Hextall's full Q&A with the media about Ghost.

Hextall: Ghost saw the doctor tonight and he is right on schedule. He is a month post-surgery and he's doing well. He's right exactly where the doc hoped he'd be.

Reporter: Is there a timetable?

"I'm not sure about that. He's a long ways from playing yet. But he's right on schedule. I know the doc was really happy with where he's at."

He said he felt great tonight. He said he's a month away. Sounds optimistic.

"No. He said he's a month post-surgery."



That's not what he said to me.

"Actually I talked to him about your conversation. And he said what I told him is that 'I'm a month post surgery.' That's what he said. I don't know whether he said it wrong or you misunderstood. But it's clear the lines of communication were not good. A serious breakdown."