Edmonton Oilers’ star forward, Connor McDavid, is facing a setback as he will be out of action for a period ranging from one to two weeks due to an upper-body injury incurred during a recent match against the Winnipeg Jets.
During the game, McDavid exhibited signs of discomfort, particularly seen clutching his left hip area following a collision with Jets’ defenseman Josh Morrissey near the Oilers’ bench.
Head coach Jay Woodcroft provided initial insights, suggesting the injury may be more muscular in nature, an observation made during the course of the play.
In the current season, spanning five games, McDavid has secured two goals and amassed six points. This follows his extraordinary performance in the previous season, where he achieved a career-high of 64 goals and an impressive 153 points. McDavid’s extraordinary prowess led him to a landmark 60-goal season, clinching the NHL’s top spot with 153 points.
As the Oilers embark on their season, their record stands at 1 win, 3 losses, and 1 overtime loss in the initial five games. In their most recent match, they were defeated in overtime, with the Winnipeg Jets sealing the game with a winning goal courtesy of Mark Scheifele.
Unfortunately, McDavid’s injury timetable coincides with a significant event on the Oilers’ schedule. He will be absent when the team hosts the Flames in the highly anticipated Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium next Saturday.