Source: McDavid has posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury


Oilers captain Connor McDavid has his knee tended too by the team trainer after crashing into the Flames net in Game No. 82. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

The injury Connor McDavid suffered in Edmonton’s 3-1 victory over Calgary on April 6, was to his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), sources tell Sportsnet.

The injury does not require surgery and he is expected to be ready for training camp this September.

On Friday, the Oilers released a statement that their medical staff, in collaboration with top orthopedic specialists, have determined that McDavid can begin rehabbing his injured leg immediately.

Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson confirmed McDavid had an MRI following the incident and at the time said the team was “still evaluating it but it’s not as serious as we thought.”

(With files from CP)

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