Dr. Jon Yoon performs back surgery on NHL's Sean Couturier

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Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier had back surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia by Jon Yoon, MD, the team said Feb. 11.

"He started having issues in the fall, tried to battle through," Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher said, according to CBS3. "We tried to treat things nonsurgically. Couple epidurals, to be exact, and trying to resolve the issue that was there. Ultimately, you try to do your best to avoid back surgery if you can, but ultimately the doctor and Sean felt confident that the best way to resolve this going forward would be to have this surgical intervention."

Mr. Couturier will be out for the remainder of the season but is expected to recover in about three months.

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