Tyler Seguin was born with a congenital hip condition that could make the 19-year-old more prone to future injury, according to ESPNBoston.com. Seguin must 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. Seguin has not been affected by the condition.
“I will not comment on speculation on future medical issues,’’ Chiarelli wrote.
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.