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Flyers captain Giroux to miss 5-6 weeks after freak golf injury

Philadelphia Flyers v Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 27: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators defends against Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers during an NHL game, at Scotiabank Place, on April 27, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

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After an initial report from’s Tim Panaccio saying Flyers captain Claude Giroux pulled out of a charity golf tournament in Ottawa due to an injury to one of his surgically repaired wrists, it turns out he had a freak accident to contend with instead.

The Flyers updated the situation saying Giroux had surgery to repair his right index finger on Thursday after hurting it during a round of golf. The team says Giroux’s club shattered sending splinters of the shaft into his finger.

While he didn’t break any bones, there was severe damage to the tendons in his finger. The team says it’ll take 5-6 weeks for a full recovery.

This is an unlucky blow to the team just a month before training camp was set to open. If there’s an upside here, it’s that Giroux likely won’t miss any time in the regular season and will still have a couple weeks in the preseason to get up to speed.

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