We finally have an idea of just how badly injured Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid truly is.
As all of our readers will already know the Edmonton Oilers captain, and arguably the best hockey player in the world today, suffered a very serious looking injury in the final game of the 2018 - 2019 National Hockey League regular season. McDavid and his Oilers were taking on bitter rivals the Calgary Flames in that game and it was Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano that hauled McDavid down to the ice with a trip, causing McDavid to crash hard into the net, with his left leg and knee seemingly taking the worst of it.
At the time the reports coming out of Edmonton were nothing short of catastrophic with reports of McDavid screaming in agony in the Oilers locker room and even reports that he had to be carried out of the building in a wheelchair. What made those little bits of news all the more disturbing at the time was the complete lack of transparency from the Oilers on this issue with almost no updates of any kind being provided by the organization in the days following the injury. In fact even this late into the process the Oilers have remain almost entirely silent on the McDavid injury with the only update they have provided as of late being an indication that McDavid will begin an intense rehab program during the offseason.
Thankfully though there are quality journalists in the National Hockey League who are quite good at what they do and as a result two top sources have now confirmed the details of McDavid's injury. First it was Sportsnet's National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman who broke the news revealing that McDavid had suffered an injury to the PCL ligament in his knee, but Friedman added that the injury would not require surgery and that McDavid was expected to be ready for Oilers training camp as a result. This is obviously great news for the Oilers and it has now been echoed by a second source.
TSN National Hockey League insider Darren Dreger is also reporting that McDavid will not need surgery and that he will be ready for training camp, although he did provide some additional detail by describing the injury to the PCL as a "slight tear." All of this is of course terrific news for the Oilers fan base.