NHL Golden Boy Connor McDavid Sidelined From Edmonton Oilers Just Before The Playoffs
He'll be out for weeks!
Let the worrying begin. The Edmonton Oilers announced that their star player Connor McDavid will be out for the next two to three weeks with a quad injury. The newly announced Connor McDavid injury is causing quite a lot of panic among Oilers' fans, as the team is fighting to secure a spot in the play-offs.
On Saturday, February 8, McDavid suffered a Sportsnet., which he described as a "charley horse," according to
However, the Oilers' general manager Ken Holland said that an MRI scan done on Monday revealed a quad injury for McDavid. CTV News reports that it is the same leg that suffered a knee injury last year.
McDavid spent the entirety offrom that knee injury.
When asked if McDavid's latest quad bust could be connected to his previous injury, Holland said that it is "totally unrelated," according to CTV News.
So what does this mean for the Oilers' chances of making it into the playoffs?
As explained by CBC News, the team is currently sitting in second place in the Pacific division, as they go into a game tonight versus the Chicago Blackhawks.
But their standing is not secure. The top five teams in the division are within four points of each other, so all eyes will be on how the team manages to perform on the ice without their star player.
Meanwhile, McDavid has headed to Toronto with his training and medical team to move forward in his rehab process, states CBC. He will be joining the team again in a week.
Naturally, McDavid's injury has sounded alarms for Oilers' fans, who have been lightheartedly voicing their worries online.
This user gets real about facing the next two to three weeks without his team's best player.
While another user sums up in GIF-form what McDavid means for the die-hard Oilers' fans.
This mom observed the state of Oilers' twitter and decided that they could all use a special, wholesome moment to carry them through this difficult period. Watch her 10-month-old son take his first steps in an Oilers' jersey.
It's going to be a make-or-break time for the Edmonton Oilers as they maneuver through this critical point in their season.
One thing's for sure: Oilers' fans will be crossing their fingers to see McDavid back sooner rather than later.