Flyers' Sean Couturier avoids surgery, remains week-to-week with back injury

Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier, left, celebrates with James van Riemsdyk after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Derik Hamilton/AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers say Sean Couturier will not need surgery for a back injury and remains week-to-week.

The announcement comes after the star centre reportedly re-aggravated the back injury during strength and conditioning drills. The decision to not have surgery comes after he sought a second opinion on the injury.

Couturier was limited to only 29 games last season due to a back injury and had surgery in February.

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