Ben Smith’s Season Over

From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon:

“Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 weeks.”

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3 Responses to Ben Smith’s Season Over

  1. No way says:

    Greasy bob just breathed a sigh of relief.

  2. Will says:

    When did this happen?

  3. Paul says:

    I’ve been told that the injury occurred during the first few months of the season, and also that Smith played on at the request of the team even though surgery was recommended. Word is that skating was a challenge, so it kind of explains why he didn’t look as good as expected when he was up with the Hawks. Tough kid.

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