Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers rookie sensation, hit the boards hard in the second period — accompanied by two Philadelphia Flyers — and fractured his collarbone. The injury, also known as a clavicle fracture, typically takes several months to heal. If bones have shifted and a surgically implanted pin is required, recovery can take longer. Three months is a typical return time to “regular activities” after a clavicle fracture. NHL hockey is not generally considered a regular activity.
No official word on McDavid injury until Wed a.m. but it’s believed to be a fractured collarbone.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 4, 2015
McDavid has lived up to his hype. Taken with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, the 18-year-old prodigy has 12 points in his first 12 games as an Oiler, a team that struggles despite McDavid’s prowess. McDavid will be brought back very cautiously, especially given the 5-8 Oilers’ mediocrity.