No, this isn't a bad joke.
The Carolina Hurricanes just issued a press release announcing that forward Justin Williams injured himself at a workout this morning. He will need surgery and will be out for a period of four to six months.
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that right wing Justin Williams will have surgery this week to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Williams suffered the injury on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out for four to six months.
More about this as we get it. Looks like training camp just got a lot more interesting for a lot of players.