Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit is going to be sidelined for at least the next six weeks after he has surgery on Tuesday morning.
And in describing the defenseman's injury, the Flyers decided to be specific. Painfully specific.
The team tweeted on Saturday morning that the 37-year-old Streit is going to be on the mend after he undergoes surgery to repair a "pubic plate detachment."
That's right. Now, grit your teeth and read it here:
Injury Update: Mark Streit will have surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a pubic plate detachment. He is expected to be out for six weeks.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 14, 2015
If you're wondering what, exactly, a pubic plate is, according to Sports Medicine Imagining "it constitutes a central hub of mechanical linkage between the abdominal wall and the lower limbs."
In 16 games this season Streit is the Flyers' second-leading scorer with nine points (three goals and six assists) while playing more than 22 minutes per night.
On Saturday the team called up defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.