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Tyler Seguin denies existence of congenital hip condition

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  October 29, 2011 12:37 PM

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Bruins forward Tyler Seguin today denied an ESPNBoston report that he was born with a congenital hip condition.

“I was not born with any symptoms or anything like that,” Seguin said. “I’m 100 percent healthy. So whatever was said is false.”

According to the ESPN report, which the Globe wrote about in today’s paper, Seguin was born with a congenital hip condition that could make the 19-year-old more prone to future injury. If true, Seguin would have to be proactive about maintaining strength in the hip area to prevent a repetitive-stress injury.

In an e-mail, general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed his statements made to ESPNBoston, including that he is not concerned about Seguin’s hip.

“I will not comment on speculation on future medical issues,’’ Chiarelli wrote.

Seguin is the Bruins’ leading scorer. In nine games, he has recorded three goals and six assists while averaging 16:49 of ice time. Seguin practiced yesterday on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

Seguin has not missed any games during his brief NHL career because of a hip condition. He sat out one game last season because of an illness.

Tim Thomas and David Krejci have required hip procedures. Thomas underwent surgery following the 2009-10 season; Krejci had his operation after the 2008-09 season.


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