Latest video of Connor McDavid worries Oilers fans

Is he fully healthy?



Edmonton Oilers superstar captain Connor McDavid, who has eight points in the five games played so far in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings, doesn't appear to be completely healthy in a recently released video of him in practice. 

As everyone knows, the postseason can bring considerable wear and tear on an athlete's body, and typically after a series is over, the full truth comes out about the extent of injuries they were playing through - and the reports are often astonishing. 

For McDavid, he was seen noticeably laboring during practice with what looks to be a lower body ailment:

Take a look at this theory from Will Naut on Twitter: 

"I would think this relates back to the big hit he took from Doughty in Game 3. Broadcast showed him shaking off the left leg multiple times after the collision. Two-day break obviously doesn't hurt but would think you want to wrap it up Saturday and avoid a G7 for some more rest."

Here is the hit in question from Game 3, a Kings overtime win that at the time gave them the series advantage prior to the Oilers winning the next two: 

Game 6 between the two teams is Saturday night at Arena in downtown Los Angeles. Can the Kings force a Game 7 back at Rogers Place? 

Source: Twitter