Today Ron Francis announced that Eric Staal underwent a core muscle surgery to repair damage suffered during his offseason training. After noticing discomfort, Staal traveled to North Carolina to be evaluated, then flew to Philadelphia after finding out surgery was warranted. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers.
Per Derek Medlin, the injury occurred last week. It is believed that Staal will make a full recovery in time for the season opener in October.
Core muscles are found around the lower back and spine and provide support for the spine and for core movement. Core muscle strength and conditioning is a recent and newly popular training method for athletes.