Back in October, it was reported that Brooks Orpik missed practice for what was deemed a “maintenance day,” and was expected to return to play against the Montreal Canadiens.
It appears the reason Orpik was placed on LTIR was due to the need for arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 20, 2018
The 38 year old defenseman is expected to now miss an additional 4-to-6 weeks while he recovers.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is typically for repairs to injuries in the knee joint, such as a torn meniscus or a misaligned patella (kneecap). This is Orpik’s first reported knee injury, but he’s had trouble with concussions in the past and also had a gruesome slash to his finger during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent a successful outpatient arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee. Based on the nature of this procedure, Orpik is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
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