The Edmonton Oilers took an infinite blow on Tuesday when GM Ken Holland delivered the data that star forward Connor McDavid will most likely be missing time with quad hurt.
“He’s going to be out two to three weeks; we’re hoping less than that,” Holland instructed the media. “It’s the left leg, totally unrelated to the injury that he had this summer. The good news about having the MRI is not only did we see the quad injury but the doctors also had an opportunity to look at the injuries from this summer and everything looks great.”
McDavid went down inside the second interval Saturday in opposition to the Nashville Predators when he collided with defenseman Dante Fabbro and the boards. Holland reported he iced his knee between durations and did return for the third to finish the game. Afterward, the workforce launched the 23-year-old who had a bruised knee and offered hopeful notion that their captain may presumably return as shortly as Tuesday in opposition to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Edmonton coach Dave Tippett talked about after the game that McDavid instructed him that he was good and that as far as he knew, “it is nothing serious.”
However, he’ll now miss time. How long will the forward be off the ice? Here is the whole thing we discover out about McDavid’s hurt and the latest info on when he would possibly return to the ice for the Oilers.
How long will Connor McDavid be out?
The Oilers frequent supervisor talked about Tuesday that McDavid will most likely be out of the lineup for 2 to some weeks, nonetheless, “hoping less than that.” Originally, there was hope that No. 97 would not miss a sport considering he was able to return to finish the competitors in opposition to the Predators within the night he suffered the hurt.
“He has a little bruise on top of his knee or something like that,” Tippett instructed reporters after the game. “They looked at it between periods, he iced it and they wanted to ice him right after the game. I asked him how he was doing and he said ‘I’m fine, I’m playing.’ He got out there and played. As far as I know, it is nothing serious.”
Connor McDavid hurt timeline
On Feb. 8 in opposition to the Predators, McDavid purchased tied up with the Nashville defenseman Fabbro and collided with the boards, his knee taking the blow. He iced his leg between durations and returned for the third. After the 3-2 win, McDavid iced his knee as soon as extra and the medical workforce assessed him, based mostly on Holland.
Then on Sunday, Holland reported that McDavid felt greater, nonetheless, he was nonetheless stiff and “a little bit swelled.” Monday was further of the an identical sooner than the workforce booked an MRI which confirmed the quad hurt that is retaining him out of the lineup.
With the workforce heading on a road journey to Florida on Wednesday, McDavid opted to go to Toronto and be spherical “his team of people there and facilities” the place he’ll do his therapies. He is anticipated to be once more in Edmonton on Monday when the workforce returns from the road journey.
Holland assured reporters that this hurt is unrelated to the one McDavid suffered inside the final sport of the 2018-19 season.