The procedure was performed in London, Ont. Rehabilitation is expected to last three months, meaning Lindros should be ready for training camp.
Lindros was injured Jan. 28 in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. He had his head down in the neutral zone when he was nailed on a clean hit by defenseman Jason Doig.
The 6-5, 237-pound Lindros also was diagnosed with the latest in a series of concussions that have derailed a once-dominant career.
Injury-free last season, Lindros was beset by a series of concussions in 1999-00, the last of which came with Philadelphia in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
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