Connor McDavid is anticipated to be sidelined for 1-2 weeks due to an upper-body injury he suffered in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday while playing for the Edmonton Oilers. In an interview with the media after the match, Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft expressed uncertainty about the exact prognosis for Connor McDavid's injury.
He mentioned that more information will become available in the next few days. Undoubtedly, McDavid's absence will be a significant problem for the team.
“I didn’t walk back in there (locker room) yet, but I’m sure we’ll have something tomorrow.
It didn’t appear to be anything, it appeared to be muscular more than anything to me as I watched during the play. We’ll see. I’ll have more information [Sunday]."- Jay Woodcroft said, as quoted by NHL.com!
Morrissey on McDavid's absence
Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey commented on McDavid's absence in overtime. When such a player is out, then you have a huge problem. “I think we noticed, that’s probably the understatement of the century,” Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey said.
"I don’t know what’s going on there, but 3-on-3 overtime you’re looking for him, so we did notice, yeah”. Woodcroft explained how the situation looked from his perspective. “No, I thought it was more him coming up the ice [in third period] and something felt off for him.
That’s what it looked like from the bench. But I haven’t even rewatched it yet”. - Woofcroft said. McDavid had two assists in the loss. The fans of this club hope that McDavid will recover and return as soon as possible.
It is hard to imagine this team without him, considering that he is a huge strength of the team. The Oilers will have to be patient for a few weeks, depending on the severity of the injury, and hope that their team can make a great result.