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Canes Forward Justin Williams to Undergo Surgery

Right wing suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during training session Wednesday

Wednesday, 09.17.2008 / 3:46 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Forward Justin Williams to Undergo Surgery

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that right wing Justin Williams will have surgery this week to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Williams suffered the injury on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out for four to six months.

Update: Williams underwent successful surgery on Thursday.  The procedure was performed by Dr. Marty Isbell at Rex Outpatient in Cary.

The Carolina Hurricanes open their regular season schedule on Friday, Oct. 10 against the Florida Panthers. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com or call 1-866-NHL-CANES. Single-game Hurricanes tickets for October and November will go on sale on Sept. 21 in conjunction with the Caniac Carnival, and will be available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, CarolinaHurricanes.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

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