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Report: Ducks’ Thompson suffered two labral tears, expected out five to six months

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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 29: Nate Thompson #44 of the Anaheim Ducks looks on prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 29, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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Surgery performed this week on Anaheim Ducks forward Nate Thompson has reportedly revealed further damage to his injured shoulder.

According to a report from Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register on Friday evening, the operation revealed two labral tears, with a recovery time of five to six months for the 30-year-old Thompson.

The Ducks stated that Thompson would undergo surgery on Thursday. The hard-hitting forward missed the first round of the playoffs because of injury, before returning to the Ducks lineup against the Calgary Flames.

In his first season with the Ducks, Thompson scored five goals and 18 points in 80 games, before scoring twice with six points in 12 playoff games.

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