Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber out for rest of season, will require surgery

FILE PHOTO - Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Jonathan Drouin against the Florida Panthers during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on October 24, 2017. The Habs announced Wednesday that Weber will miss the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery for a torn tendon in his left foot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have announced defenseman Shea Weber will miss the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery for a torn tendon in his left foot.

The team said Wednesday, Feb. 22, they decided that surgery will be required after the injury didn't heal as expected.

Dr. Paul Martineau, the team's orthopedic surgeon, said the team's medical group will now focus on ensuring that Weber has the best treatment moving forward.

The length of his recovery is not yet known, but Martineau said Weber is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp next season.

Weber missed the last 26 games because of the foot injury.

The Canadiens are planning a media opportunity with Shea at a later date.


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