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Emery Out for the Season

Tuesday, 03.02.2010 / 4:00 PM / News
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Emery Out for the Season
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren released the following statement regarding goaltender Ray Emery:

"Ray Emery will have surgery in the near future to repair his right hip. He is suffering from avascular necrosis and will have a bone graft done to alleviate his hip issues. Ray will be out for the remainder of the season."

The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Ruch at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. The date and time of the procedure have not yet been determined.

In 29 games this season, Emery is 16-11-1 with a 2.64 goals against average and .905 save percentage with three shutouts.

He was signed by the Flyers as a free agent on June 10, 2009.

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Ray Emery conference call - March 2, 2010

Q - Did the doctors give you any indication that you’re going to be able to bounce back from this?

Ray Emery: “I haven’t spoken to the doctor directly, they’ve just been kind of sending things down to Duke. From what I’ve read, and what they’ve said, the procedure that they want to do, the success rate is around 95 percent. But for the procedure, the success is kind of considered being mobile, not playing professional sports. It is something that I have to get done, and after that I’ll do my best to get back.”

Q – Do you think your career is in jeopardy, or is that something you have no idea about?

Emery: “I don’t know. It’s not good. It’s not something that I expected to happen. I’m 27 years old, and didn’t even think I had played my best hockey so far. But, things pop up, and you have to work through them. The next step is to get it fixed and then after that I have to work to get back.”
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery left, shoves Calgary Flames Cory Sarich, center, as teammate Braydon Coburn holds him during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Calgary Flames 3-0. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Q – How frustrating is this? You just got back from another injury.

Emery: “Yeah, well I think [the previous injury] basically was caused by this. Your hips start to get out of whack and everything else tries to compensate for it. Before I had the surgery, it was my abdominals, but the next day I felt my groin was pulled on one side and then my groin was pulled on the other side. There was always something just not feeling right. That was the problem that showed up on the tests.

“When your hips are out, I think everything comes from that. It just got to be very frustrating and was frustrating when I was playing. I had the feeling that something was wrong.”

Q – Do you think that playing so many consecutive games played a part in this?

Emery: “No. When I play, I want to play a lot. I can judge those things. It is something that, from what I’ve heard, is kind of a genetic thing. You have it, and it can come up when you’re older or younger, depending on how much you use it.

“You can’t control something that’s genetic.”

Q – In layman’s terms, what is this injury?

Emery: “Basically, there’s no blood getting to the femoral head or the top of your femur. Normally, that bone is regenerated and it has a blood supply to keep it healthy. Mine has stopped somewhere along the way, so it just doesn’t get any blood.

“Basically, it is just a dead bone at the top, and slowly it starts to deteriorate. Three weeks ago they noticed that there was some deterioration and they thought that this is what it was. Then, you have to wait three weeks to see how fast it’s progressing. Just yesterday, they did another MRI, and it has progressed to the point that any athletic activity they think that it’s going to collapse.”

Q – Would you like to re-sign here?

Emery: “I’d love to…this is quite the procedure, though. I’m sure if I get a chance to come back and play I will have to prove myself. I love playing here, I love the guys and I love the city. It’s a great thing to be a part of. I still feel like I’m a part of it, but it’s disappointing right now.”

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