Lightning Defenseman Paul Ranger Has Successful Shoulder Surgery
TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger underwent successful arthroscopic surgery this week to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. The surgery was performed by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Andrews performed a similar procedure on Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier last week.
Ranger has begun his rehabilitation under the supervision of the Lightning medical staff and he’s expected to be ready for the 2008-09 NHL season.