Connor McDavid’s Injury Crash Course: What Lies Ahead for NHL Phenom’s Recovery

November 5th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

The first thing Edmonton Oilers fans should do: Step back from the ledge. Yeah, it stinks like a kettle of dead fish that Connor McDavid is injured. And as general manager Peter Chiarelli told a press conference: "We're talking months."

I'm here to tell you, Oilers fans, to buck up. Even if McDavid, who suffered a broken left clavicle Tuesday night against Philadelphia, is out for two months or more as Chiarelli suggested—and there’s reason to believe he could recover sooner—not all is lost for the franchise.

You wouldn’t know that by listening to Chiarelli, though, or by taking a look around the web. Immediate postmortems were given on the Oilers' season by some media people. Chiarelli's press conference on Wednesday had the feel of a funeral.

So let’s get started with the good news. From a physical standpoint, McDavid’s recovery should be routine, and it got off to a good start with a reportedly successful surgery.

"He'll be good in six to eight weeks," said Pat Karns, a former trainer with the Colorado Avalanche and 2002 U.S. Olympic team. "He ...

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