Jets blueliner Zach Bogosian out 4-6 months after wrist surgery
Winnipeg, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian is expected to be sidelined for four to six months after undergoing a successful surgery to repair a chronic ligament tear in his right wrist Friday.
“After speaking with Dr. Thomas Graham this morning, surgery on the chronic ligament tear in the right wrist of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian was successful,” Jets head physician Dr. Peter Macdonald said.
“The prognosis for a return to hockey from this type of surgery is typically between four and six months,” he added.
Macdonald said Bogosian experienced discomfort in his right wrist and was limited in his performance during off-season training. The surgery was performed by Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Graham has assisted the Jets medical and training staff with other players as well as performing surgery on numerous NHL, NBA, and Major League Baseball players.
A third pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008, the 22-year-old Bogosian had five goals and 25 assists in 65 games last season. He has 29 goals and 60 assists in 264 career games.
“We are pleased the procedure on Zach’s right wrist was successful,” Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. “This wrist has been an issue which has troubled him for the past couple of seasons dating back to his time in Atlanta and forced him to miss games with the Jets last season.”
Cheveldayoff said Bogosian’s wrist problem flared up again after resuming his on-ice training earlier this month and both Macdonald and Graham decided that surgery was the best solution.
“While we are disappointed Zach will be out for an extended period of time, we look forward to getting him to Winnipeg to begin his rehab with our training staff and getting him back on the ice as soon as possible,” Cheveldayoff said.