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Tomas Jurco undergoes hip surgery

Edmonton Oilers F Tomas Jurco has undergone surgery to fix a lingering hip issue, he said in an Instagram post Sunday.

In a post shared around 10 a.m., Jurco didn’t specify how long he would be out for, but said: “I’m confident I will soon be back to doing what I love.”

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I was really excited about this season with @edmontonoilers but things have gotten a bit complicated. A few days ago I underwent surgery for my hip, which has been bothering me for awhile. My surgeon Dr. Terry is one of the best in the business so I'm confident that I will soon be back to doing what I love. 🏒 Thank you all for the support and happy Holidays ! Na túto sezónu s @edmontoneoilers som sa veľmi tešil, no veci sa bohužiaľ skomplikovali. Pred niekoľkými dňami som podstúpil operáciu bedra, ktoré mi už dlhšiu dobu robilo problémy. Operoval ma doktor Terry, ktorý je jeden z najlepších v tomto odbore a aj preto som si istý, že zachvíľu budem späť na ľade robiť to, čo milujem. 🏒 Ďakujem každému za podporu. Šťastné a veselé ! 🎄

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“I was really excited about this season with @edmontonoilers but things have gotten a bit complicated,” he posted. “A few days ago I underwent surgery for my hip, which has been bothering me for awhile.

“My surgeon Dr. Terry is one of the best in the business so I’m confident that I will soon be back to doing what I love. 🏒 Thank you all for the support and happy Holidays !”

Jurco was signed by the Oilers this past offseason and played in 12 games with the club, scoring two points. He last played with the club on Nov. 6, and was waived a day later.

Unclaimed, Jurco was assigned to the Bakersfield Condors where in eight games he scored seven points.

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According to Puckpeda, he signed to a one-year, $750,000 contract and will be a UFA at season’s end.

At the time of posting, neither the Oilers nor Condors have issued comment on Jurco’s surgery and a timetable for his return is not yet known.

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