Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett will be undergoing a procedure to repair a wrist injury. The procedure is expected to occur next week to leave him enough time to heal and return for training camp next season.
Bennett has had his fair share of injuries throughout his two rookie seasons in the NHL. Bennett stated the following in regards to rehabilitating injuries in the off season:
“It’s something that’s unfortunate. The season ends and it’s back into a cast and having to deal with that whole thing. But I think going forward I’ll be a lot better than I did for the last 20 games that I played this year.”
The wrist was previously injured and never healed appropriately. The surgery is an attempt to solve the problem that was never fixed the first time:
“The surgery is supposed to do a job and it’s no one’s fault,” Bennett said. “It just didn’t work out the way we wanted it to. So the next step is something I feel a lot more comfortable about. It’s kind of the last straw for me to be able to work out and be able to play to the best of my abilities, and I think going forward it’s going to help me a lot.”
Undergoing the procedure will hopefully place Bennett back at the top of his game; benefiting the Penguins exponentially.