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Pronger Undergoes Wrist Surgery

May 21, 2002

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Pronger had surgery Tuesday to repair ligament and cartilage damage to his right wrist.

Blues spokesman Frank Buonomo said Pronger played all season with a sore wrist, but it wasn’t certain when he hurt it. The surgery was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Pronger, 27, the Blues’ captain and a former Norris Trophy winner and MVP, also faces surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. The injury occurred in Game 4 of the Blues’ second-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings won the series 4-1.

Doctors were waiting for swelling to end before performing the knee operation.

The wrist was expected to heal quickly, but no time frame has been placed on Pronger’s return from the knee injury, Buonomo said.

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