Wild: Marian Gaborik Undergoes Surgery, Will Sit Out World Championships

Ken ArmerSenior Writer IMay 2, 2008

    Normally irritation is not something a hockey player is very concerned with. Especially after the hockey player complaining of such irritation scored a career high 42 goals this past season and led his team to the playoffs.

    Marian Gaborik was irritated with his irritation and underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right hip on Friday to get rid of the issue that had bothered him most of the season.

            The surgery was to repair a torn labrum and relieve pressure on Gaborik's hip. The injury will keep him from playing for Slovakia in this month's hockey world championships.

After a post-season examination and consultation with team doctors, the Wild and Gaborik decided immediate surgery would provide relief and ensure he is ready for the start of training camp.

According to the Associated Press via NHL.com. Gaborik’s surgery was performed at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO. The team expects Gaborik to be ready for training camp.

He will remain in Colorado for his initial rehabilitation and is expected to return to the Twin Cities in one to two weeks to continue his treatment.

- This story can be found at NHL.com and at the Minnesota Wild’s website.