Sharks' Hertl to undergo surgery Tuesday

Hertl collides with Brown, leaves early with right leg injury

Sharks' Hertl to undergo surgery Tuesday
December 30, 2013, 12:15 pm
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At the time of his injury, Tomas Hertl was the NHL’s leading rookie scorer with 25 points (15g, 10a). (USATSI)

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Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl, injured after a knee-on-knee hit with Kings forward Dustin Brown on Dec. 19, will undergo surgery on Tuesday, the team has announced. 

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The Sharks released this statement on Monday morning:  

"Tomas is undergoing surgery tomorrow with Dr. Anthony Miniaci in Cleveland, OH. After the procedure, we will have a better idea on severity and rehab timeline."

[REWIND: Hertl injures knee after collision with Kings' Brown]

At the time of his injury, Hertl was the NHL’s leading rookie scorer with 25 points (15g, 10a) and second behind Patrick Marleau for the team lead in goals.

Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz contributed to this report