It was five nights ago that Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid suffered a leg injury in the team’s last game of the season against the Calgary Flames. McDavid was tripped by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and crashed knee first in to the Calgary goal post, dislodging the net on impact.
Despite the fact that the Oilers quickly reported that the Oilers have reported: “X-rays on McDavid’s left leg came back negative”, it seems like the full extent of the injury is yet to be known.
What’s worse is that now Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has reported during the second intermission of the Flames and Colorado Avalanche Game 1 of the postseason that the Oilers have urged McDavid to get a second and a third opinion from medical experts on his leg injury.
“The team and [McDavid] are figuring out a recovery plan for him, and we are still waiting to see what it’s going to be, but he is getting more appointments to get it check out and see where they’re going.”
Friedman’s colleague Nick Kypreos also chimed in on the severity of the injury and what the Oilers might be looking for in the quest for more medical opinions on the matter.
“Perhaps Elliotte they saw something that they first didn’t notice. My understanding is that maybe they’re triple-checking perhaps on the ligaments and whether or not he sustained any injury there as well. I don’t blame the Oilers for doing this. They’ve got a Ferrari here and you just don’t get him to Jiffy Lube and call it a day.”
McDavid did not put any weight on his injured leg as he left the ice and was spotted leaving Calgary’s ScotiaBank Saddledome in a wheelchair. On Thursday night, an Oilers fan has shared a photo of McDavid wearing an enormous leg brace.
We will have to keep a close eye on this worrisome situation in Edmonton...