Connor McDavid will require surgery after recent injury gets released

Mark Parsons
June 25, 2024  (1:59 PM)

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl
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The Edmonton Oilers' playoff run has come at a significant physical cost. According to reports, head coach Kris Knoblauch has kept details under wraps, but it's been revealed that both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are playing through serious injuries.

McDavid is dealing with an abdominal injury that likely needs surgery, while Draisaitl has been fighting through a broken rib and finger.
Monday night after the loss, but both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have been playing through significant injuries, Oilersnation has learned. McDavid has played through an abdominal injury that likely requires surgery, while Draisaitl has been banged up too, I've been told. He's believed to be dealing with a broken rib and finger, the former of which suffered in Game 1 against Vancouver when he was hit by Tyler Myers.

McDavid and Draisaitl battled injuries on road to the Stanley Cup

Despite these challenges, both players have continued to perform at an elite level, showcasing their dedication and resilience. The toll of deep playoff runs often leads to a laundry list of injuries, and the Oilers are no exception. McDavid's potential surgery and Draisaitl's condition highlight the grueling nature of the NHL playoffs.
As the Oilers face these injury challenges, their off-season plans may be significantly impacted. McDavid's surgery could see him sidelined for a part of the next season, potentially affecting the team's early performance. Draisaitl's injuries, while less severe, may also require time to heal fully. Fans and analysts will be watching closely to see how the Oilers manage these setbacks and prepare for the next season.
The full extent of the injuries within the team might not be known yet, but it's clear that the Oilers' stars have given everything for their playoff push. The coming days will likely reveal more about the health status of other players, shedding light on the true cost of their postseason efforts.