Check the bottom. Esche Has Successful Surgery Flyers goaltender expected to make a complete recovery Flyers goaltender Robert Esche had successful surgery on a torn labrum on Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh, PA. Below is a transcript of what Flyers team physician Dr. Peter DeLuca, as well as what Esche himself had to say about it. DeLuca: "Robert Esche had his surgery done today at St. Margaretâ€™s hospital in Pittsburgh by Dr. Mark Phillipone. It went extremely well. Dr. Phillipone found when he scoped his hip that he had a torn labrum, which is a rim of cartilage that surrounds the entire socket, and he was able to repair that and he feels that heâ€™s going to be 100 percent when this season comes around." How long did the surgery take? DeLuca: "It took two and a half hours." When can Robert start therapy? DeLuca: "He is going to start in a few days. Right now heâ€™s going to be on crutches with partial weight bearing for about a week or two. Heâ€™ll be able to go into a pool and start to run in a pool in about three or four days." Who will be overseeing that? DeLuca: "Jim McCrossin, the Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning coach for the Flyers." Have you talked to Robert? DeLuca: "I have not personally, but Jim McCrossin accompanied him out to Pittsburgh and did speak with him about an hour ago. Itâ€™s currently about 7:30. He said he that has no pain and is very comfortable." What was performed, and how is your left hip right now? Esche: "Actually, Iâ€™m in no discomfort. We're driving back from Pittsburgh right now, and on the way going down before surgery I was really sore, and have been sore all season long it was achy and painful all year long. Since the surgery, Iâ€™m not even on any painkillers right now. The surgery was about four, five or six hours ago I guess and my hip feels great. Thereâ€™s no pain, no discomfort, there's no nothing. Right now it feels great. They repaired a torn labrum, they stitched it together, they stitched a torn tendon together, and they also shaved down some of my bone so it wasnâ€™t knocking off the cartilage and they cleaned it all out. It really feels great. The only soreness that I have is where the incisions were made on the outside of my leg." When can you start therapy? Esche: "Actually today right after surgery I rode the bike for 20 minutes there with the doctor, so I'm basically in the therapy stages right now. He told me that he didnâ€™t see the World Cup as even being close to a problem. He thought that Iâ€™d reach that deadline with no problem and he also thought that I could be on the ice as early as the middle of July if I continue progressing."