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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen unsure if he will play this season

By on 9/16/2014 08:30:00 PM

Philadelphia Flyers are starting off the season with some notable injuries. Chris Pronger (out since 2011) and Ryan White (recovering from surgery) are two names on the list of players thus far. Another player added to the list is Kimmo Timonen. Timonen is uncertain about his future and his career.

Kimmo Timonen is suffering from blood clots in his right leg and lungs. The Philadelphia Flyers are still waiting on a status report of when the defenseman can return to the lineup...if he can return at all this season.

Timonen was on vacation in Finland, his native homeland when the blood clots were discovered. As of right now he is going through the process of being treated and seeing the people he has to see in order to have the issue treated.

General Manager Ron Hextall says, "I really don't know,”  “He’s running through the process … getting to see the people that he needs to see. We have together as a group and discuss it."

"We've had some type of dialogue every day with a doctor or (Flyers director of sports medicine) Jimmy McCrossin or Kimmo. It's just an ongoing evaluation, I guess, to try to figure out in the end what's right for Kimmo."

Timonen was considering retirement at the end of last season. He signed a 1 year 2 million dollar contract, but as of right now it seems unlikely that he will be able to play again.

It is expected that there will be a medical statement released in the next upcoming weeks about Timonen's health.

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