6 years ago

Ryan Kesler said that he will not rush back to action after undergoing shoulder surgery.

The prognosis is a six month recovery that will take the Vancouver center into November and that's okay with him as he tried to return from off-season surgery this past season and he wasn't 100 percent. "I'm not going to come back early," Kesler said. "With the program I have, the fourth-month period is when you can really start pushing the envelope and even if it goes until December, I'm not coming back until I'm 110 per cent when I know I'm ready and able to play my game. It's going to take six months and the surgeon [Dr. Anthony Miniaci of the Cleveland Clinic] is not going to release me until I'm at full strength and mobility. I'm doing rehab two or three times a week with my therapist and rehab on my own every day to get my range of motion back slowly. I've started working out this week so my legs are more sore than my shoulder right now, but I'm not going to rush anything." This will lower his fantasy value next season.