Ovechkin OK after injury scare during scrimmage

Ben Krimmel
September 09, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Alex Ovechkin OK after injury scare during scrimmage

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin fell during a scrimmage and needed to be helped off the ice by teammates, but looks to have avoided a serious injury.

According to several media members, the Caps forward fell awkwardly, screamed in pain, and needed several teammates to help him leave the ice while not putting any pressure on his left leg.

However, Ovechkin later returned to the ice to continue playing in the informal scrimmage.

While coming off the ice after the scrimmage, Ovi told reporters he was OK. 

Oh, and, by the way, he was sporting a gash on the bridge of his nose. "Last night I feel off my bike," Ovechkin said. 

Initial reports indicated a more serious injury, but evidently, he is fine.

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