During Sunday’s World Championships game between Germany and Russia, Alex Ovechkin was injured. Ovechkin’s right knee collided with a German player on open ice, sending Ovechkin flying.
The injury appears significant.
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Ovechkin laid on the ice for a few moments before he was helped to the locker room. He appeared to avoid putting weight on his right leg.
More details as they come, and you should also follow Slava Malamud, who is on site.
The German player was LW Markus Kink.
German player who hip checked and injured Ovechkin is Marcus Kink. Asked about hit by Russian reporters, Kink stormed off.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 18, 2014
Ovi was taken away in an ambulance.
Alex Ovechkin has been taken off in an ambulance. Evaluation still pending, but according to inside info, "it's pretty bad". #Caps
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) May 18, 2014