Senators top pick Tim Stuetzle needs surgery after training injury

The Ottawa Senators received some bad news out of Germany earlier today. Their top pick, Tim Stuetzle fractured his hand while training and will require surgery.

Tim Stuetzle injured hand

On their official website, the Senators released the following statement:

“In consultation with doctors in Germany and with our own medical staff, it has been determined that Tim requires a surgical procedure to stabilize a fracture,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. “The procedure is scheduled to take place in Germany later this week and has an expected recovery time of six to eight weeks. Our medical staff will remain in regular contact with Tim and his doctors as he begins his recovery through to the point that he is medically cleared.”

The good news for both Stuetzle and the Senators is that this is not an injury that will cause permanent damage. So when the 18 year-old returns to action in six to eight weeks an even bigger sigh of relief can be had.