Defenseman Andrej Meszaros ruptured his Achilles tendon in August and had surgery to repair it once the swelling went down. As Philadelphia fans know, it is not a short recovery when coming off of an Achilles injury (i.e. Eagles’ LT Jason Peters). Unlike Peters, Meszaros’ recovery has gone well and he has been skating since November.
Sam Carchidi, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is reporting that Meszaros has been cleared by the doctors to resume full activity.
“A doctor on Monday cleared Meszaros for full activity, general manager Paul Holmgren said…
Meszaros had surgery on his right Achilles tendon in the offseason. He has made major strides, but said he sometimes has problems pushing off. ‘It's a matter of time before I get my strength back,’ he said after an informal practice Monday in Voorhees.”
Meszaros’ progression is encouraging for Flyers fans but Meszaros’ comments have not been overly encouraging. The 6’2” defenseman sounds unsure about his health which makes me question whether he will be on the ice come the Flyers’ season opener. But the good news is that a doctor has cleared Meszaros to return to action.
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