Late Monday evening, the Blackhawks and team head physician Dr. Michael Terry issued the following statement regarding forward Patrick Sharp:
“Patrick Sharp underwent an emergency surgical appendectomy this evening after experiencing some abnormal abdominal discomfort. The surgery was successful and I anticipate a full recovery in approximately three to four weeks."
Whenever I get the email with the header, "Blackhawks Statement on ...", my heart immediately skips a beat. It's never good news. However, in the grand scheme of things, this is not a huge deal.
White Sox slugger Adam Dunn underwent the same procedure, and came back into the lineup in just a few days...and look how that's worked out for him...oh wait.
The Blackhawks have been cautious with injuries in the past, and I'm sure this will be no exception. Sharp should be good to go in plenty of time for the regular season opener vs Dallas.