Connor McDavid cleared to practice as he rehabs knee at Oilers training camp

Canada

EDMONTON—It’s so far, so good for Connor McDavid in training camp as he rehabs his knee.

The Edmonton Oilers’ superstar forward was cleared for practice and didn’t require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice today for the first time in camp.

McDavid, the second-leading scorer in the NHL last year, partially tore a left knee ligament five months ago in the last game of the 2018-19 regular season when he rammed into a goalpost at high speed.

He didn’t require surgery, but has been working to heal the knee all summer.

McDavid has already taken part in pre-camp practices and scrimmages and to date does not appear hampered by the injury.

However, Oilers head coach Dave Tippett says the plan is to take it slow with the Oilers captain to make sure he’s 100 per cent when the regular season starts.

McDavid is expected to see limited action, perhaps even none, in pre-season games.

Get more sports in your inbox

Get the Star’s Sports Headlines newsletter for a daily round-up of the latest big news.

Sign Up Now

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Mitch Marner joins Maple Leafs in Newfoundland for training camp
Late NHL great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE, study finds
NHL Rumors: Mitch Marner Received Two Offer Sheets – Wild and Blue Jackets?
Wild Re-Sign Fiala for 2 Years, $6 Million
Remembering Bailey, Bavis on 9/11

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *