Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 12: Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers watches goaltender Johan Backlund #30 fix his equipment during the game against the New Jersey Devils on December 12, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
It appears Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has been suffering from more than a virus.The Flyers announced Monday that the towering blue liner will miss the next four weeks after undergoing left knee surgery Tuesday. The team had said Pronger was dealing with a virus, but did not mention that he was also trying to recover from an injured knee. "The procedure will clean out some loose particles that have given Chris some problems over the last month or so," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement.“We were hopeful that the time missed with a virus that Chris has been fighting would settle things down in his knee but after an examination (Sunday), it was decided that the surgery is the way to go at this time." Pronger has been limited to just 13 games this season due to various ailments. He has a goal and 11 assists.
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