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JR Ewing

McDavid's knee injury far worse than was publicly admitted

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After Connor McDavid hurt himself in the last game of the 2019 season, the Oilers announced that the injury wasn't bad, and that they expected him back for the next season. The reality, as shown in the just-released documentary "Connor McDavid: Whatever It Takes" is that the injury was very severe:

 

 

It turned out that he had

-Fully blown posterior cruciate ligament

-Tore the medial and lateral menisci

-Tore the Popliteus muscle completely from the bone

-Complete tear of the posterior capsule of the knee

-Tibial plateau fracture

 

The doctor assured him that he absolutely had to have surgery to repair the injury, that it needed to be done in 24-hours, and that he would miss the 2020 season at a minimum. After seeking a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis, McDavid, team doctors, and Gary Roberts set about creating a plan to rehab the injury, and as the full documentary shows, it was just about the only thing he did in his waking hours, even down to flexing the knee while in a hyperbaric chamber for two hours each day. The doctors have said that they've never seen this sort of recovery before, and are basically stunned by it.

 

McDavid wasn't even supposed to put on a pair of skates until September, let alone begin to practice or take part in anything with the team. That he is still showing the sort of speed and agility as before is really shocking, and that he's once again leading the league in scoring despite not doing any hockey training in the off-season is a hell of a feat.

 

 

 

 

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      After Connor McDavid hurt himself in the last game of the 2019 season, the Oilers announced that the injury wasn't bad, and that they expected him back for the next season. The reality, as shown in the just-released documentary "Connor McDavid: Whatever It Takes" is that the injury was very severe:     It turned out that he had -Fully blown posterior cruciate ligament -Tore the medial and lateral menisci -Tore the Popliteus muscle completely from the bone

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