Ryan Getzlaf underwent successful sports hernia surgery today, the team announced. The injury was aggravated during summer workouts and did not improve over time, therefore surgery was recommended by the Ducks medical staff. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia.
Getzlaf is expected to be ready for training camp, though recent history suggests that might be an early projection.
On August 6, 2007, Jean-Sebastien Giguere had sports hernia surgery and was forced to miss the first two weeks of that season, returning Oct. 14. Then-Ducks center Samuel Pahlsson missed five games to start the 2007 season after undergoing the same surgery on Sept. 21.
All three were treated by the same doctor.