Kevin Hayes to undergo sports hernia surgery
According to NBC’s John Clark, Flyers fan favorite Kevin Hayes is undergoing surgery for a sports hernia next week. Hayes discussed the surgery a few weeks back and was not concerned about it and felt he would quickly bounce back from it.
The Flyers’ past season was far from ideal, finishing with just 58 points and missing the playoffs after a dominant showing the season prior. Philly’s issues did not lie with Hayes, who had 31 points over a 55 game stretch in 2020/2021. Despite that, Hayes wants to better himself and not end with the same result next season.
“I want to be a guy that’s relied on every single night and a guy that plays the right way, 200-foot game. This year, I can’t honestly say that that was the case. I’m kind of going to get away from the rink for a little bit and then get back after I feel better. Get back to work and start working toward next season.”
The recovery time for a sports hernia is roughly six weeks, but Hayes could be fully cleared before then. But with the Flyers just starting their offseason, they won’t be in a rush to get Kevin Hayes back on the ice. Luckily Kevin won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, having signed a contract through the 2027 season.
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