Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is set to have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.
The 2013-14 season came to an unfortunate premature end for one of the cornerstones of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s success this season. Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was sidelined with an injury to his elbow just four games before the end of the regular season.
It wasn’t until after the Lightning had been eliminated from the post-season by the Montreal Canadiens that fans found out just how bad the Lightning netminder was really injured.
As we told you before, Ben Bishop first injured his right wrist back in February prior to the Olympic Break. In fact, he spent the entire second half of the season in a cast; although you would never know it from his performance on the ice.
I had my doubts as the season progressed as to whether or not the 6’7” Denver native was actually at one-hundred percent; however, I had no idea just how severe his injuries were.
Now, according to Tampa Tribune reporter Erik Erlendsson, the Lightning netminder will be undergoing surgery tomorrow on his wrist, and at that point they will be able to ascertain the full extent of his injuries.
#tblightning G Ben Bishop will undergo surgery on his right wrist tomorrow, exact extent of the injury and recovery will be known tomorrow
— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) April 28, 2014
Now, as the full extent of his injuries is currently unknown, there is no definitive amount of time for his recovery; however, the standard period of recovery for such an injury is 3-4 months. It is currently Bishop’s intention to be ready to go by the time training camp begins in September.
Unfortunately, as I said before, we will not know the full extent of his injuries until tomorrow when Bishop goes under the knife.