Last summer, Jamie Benn underwent double hip surgery to repair injuries he had played through all season long. That was the same season in which he won the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most points in the league. On two bum hips. In a season in which he played 82 games.
The Dallas Stars captain followed that campaign with another season in which he played all 82 games, scored six more goals than in the previous season, and more points than in his Art Ross Trophy season.
It seems the captain once again will spend his offseason recovering from a surgery. Mike Heika broke the news this morning that Benn had surgery to repair a core muscle injury.
BREAKING: Jamie Benn had surgery in Philadelphia Thursday to repair a core muscle injury. Expected recovery time is 6 weeks. More to come.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) July 15, 2016
Core muscle injuries are intricate, and cover injuries that occur between the upper chest and the thigh area.
Not sure if Benn injury is result of training or uncovered in training. He should be fine for season, but World Cup could be in question.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) July 15, 2016
The bottom line is that the Stars will have their captain for the start of training camp. If last offseason was any indication, Benn will work hard to be ready for the World Championship in which he's expected to be a part of a stacked Team Canada roster.
This likely means that Benn won't make an appearance at the Party in the Park tonight, which totally ruins our hope of watching Benn announce his own contract extension to the world.