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Associated Press
7/7/2006 6:41:08 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Peter Forsberg has begun rehabbing his surgically repaired right ankle, seven weeks after the first of two planned ankle operations.

The Philadelphia Flyers centre started his rehabilitation on Thursday. In mid-May, Forsberg had torn ligaments repaired and several bones realigned in his right ankle during a three-hour operation.

He will have the same procedure on his left ankle when the right one heals, and is expected to be sidelined until about January.

"Everything feels good," Forsberg said. "Everything is going as planned and it's good to be back working out.

"Everything has been positive, but it's hard to say if it's going any quicker than we thought. It is just the beginning of rehab. But everything went well with the surgery."

Flyers head trainer Jim McCrossin said Forsberg experienced some muscle soreness after his first workouts, but that was to be expected. He said Forsberg has some swelling in his right ankle and that they are working on his range of motion.

"Well, the discomfort comes with the territory," Forsberg said. "There's a lot of things that were done to the foot and it is going to take a while to heal up."

Forsberg is scheduled to see Dr. Robert Anderson, who operated on the ankle, in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday.

"He looked at the X-rays and everything looks good, nothing negative," Forsberg said. "I think we are at the stage where we are supposed to be, so we will see how it goes."

Forsberg has had ankle problems for about seven years. The Flyers have said that the surgery should make him less prone to groin and abdominal strains. Most of the 22 games he missed last season were from groin-related injuries.

McCrossin said Forsberg will continue his workouts until he's back in the lineup, and that he won't be returning to his native Sweden.
 

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Flyers issue update on Forsberg health

July 07, 2006

Flyers Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin and Peter Forsberg quotes from the Voorhees Skate Zone (Flyers press release):

Q: What is the latest status of Peter Forsberg?
JM: "The latest status is that we got approval from Dr. Bob Anderson to go ahead and begin with his rehab, which we've done for the past two days. Peter is doing great. His right ankle does have a little swelling in it still. We are working on range of motion and it is coming back nicely. Once we get that back we are going to be strengthening it. Peter has began his off season conditioning workouts and we are getting him into shape for the season."

Q: How long has he been here working out?
JM: "We started yesterday (Thursday, July 6). This is the second day now. We go back down to see Dr. Anderson again on Tuesday, July 11 at his private practice office in Charlotte, NC."

Q: How is Peter feeling?
JM: "Peter is feeling great. First day was yesterday, and obviously he had some muscle soreness, which is to be expected. Today he came back and we are working on his lower body as best we can. Tomorrow he will be in for upper body. He's doing great. Cardio-vascular he is working hard and he has a good sweat going."

Q: Will these workouts be on-going?
JM: "Yes, they will continue until Peter returns to the line-up. He will not be going back to Sweden."

Peter Forsberg quotes...
Q: How are you doing?
PF: "Everything feels good. Everything is going as planned and it's good to be back working out a little bit here with Jimmy (McCrossin). It's been great. Everything has been positive but it's hard to say if it's going any quicker than we thought. It is just the beginning of rehab. But everything went well with the surgery and it's great to be back working out. I got back a couple of days ago and just doing some things with the foot, everything I am supposed to do and not doing anything more after having a couple of weeks vacation."

Q: Is there any discomfort in your foot?
PF: "Well, the discomfort comes with the territory. There's a lot of things that were done to the foot and it is going to take a while to heal up. But we are going down to the doctor's on Tuesday to see how everything is going. He looked at the X-rays and everything looks good, nothing negative. I think we are at the stage where we are supposed to be, so we will see how it goes."
 

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Forsberg may be back sooner than expected

Canadian Press
7/11/2006 5:37:26 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CP) - Finally some good news for Peter Forsberg.

The Philadelphia Flyers forward won't need a second off-season ankle surgery. That means he could be back playing in October instead of January as planned.

Forsberg has been plagued by injuries during his stellar career but got the good news about his ankle today after visiting a doctor in North Carolina.

The 32-year-old had 75 points in 60 games for Philadelphia last season.

The Flyers were one of the league's best teams when he played - they were 35-16-9 with him in the lineup.
 

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Are they sure he doesn't need that second surgery... you know? With his history of falling apart and stuff, would it have been better to get some insurance?
 
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