Winnipeg Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian underwent surgery Friday to repair a ligament tear in his right wrist and will likely be out four to six months.
Bogosian’s surgery took place at the Cleveland Clinic of Ohio and the team’s head physician Dr. Peter MacDonald released the following statement following the procedure.
“After speaking with Dr. Thomas Graham this morning, surgery on the chronic ligament tear in the right wrist of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian was successful. The prognosis for a return to hockey from this type of surgery is typically between four and six months.”
The third-overall pick from the 2008 NHL Draft is coming off his best season as a pro after he put up 30 points in 65 games in 2011-12.
“We are pleased the procedure on Zach’s right wrist was successful this morning,” Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said in a press release. “This wrist has been an issue which has troubled him for the past couple of seasons dating back to his time in Atlanta and forced him to miss games with the Jets last season.
“After resuming his on-ice training earlier this month, the wrist problem flared up again to the point surgery was deemed the best option by both Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Graham. While we are disappointed Zach will be out for an extended period of time, we look forward to getting him to Winnipeg to begin his rehab with our training staff and getting him back on the ice as soon as possible.”
The 22-year-old will become a restricted free agent at the end of this season.