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Flyers Announce James Van Riemsdyk Does Not Need Hip Surgery

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Flyers have announced that James Van Riemsdyk will not need surgery on his injured hip, and will be healthy for the start of training camp.

First, the Flyers announced on May 19th that James Van Riemsdyk would need off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. Then, 94WIP’s Howard Eskin reported that Van Riemsdyk had chosen to delay surgery, which was making it difficult for the Flyers to include him in a trade. In response to that report, general manager Paul Holmgren said the delay in Van Riemsdyk’s hip surgery was due to an infection in his foot. The Flyers reported the following today:

After consultation with various doctors regarding James’ hip injury, we have come to the conclusion that surgery is not necessary. We will treat James hip with alternative therapies and non-surgical procedures. It is expected that James will be 100% well before training camp begins. 

Typically a torn labrum can be treated with either rest and physical therapy or surgery, depending on the severity of the tear.

The Flyers did not issue an update on the infection.

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