On Wednesday afternoon Mike Vogel of the Washington Capitals announced that second-year forward Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury in Ontario. Wilson may miss training camp and the beginning of the regular season, which would be a huge loss on top of Dmitry Orlov’s broken wrist.
According to a Caps spokesperson, Washington right wing Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury in Ontario during a fall. Doctors in Toronto are currently evaluating him. The Capitals’ medical staff has been in touch with Wilson and the doctors. The team will know more about the extent of his injury in the next couple of days.
Should Wilson not be ready for the start of training camp or the regular season, it would obviously put a crimp in plans to slide him up the depth chart. Because of the team’s depth on the right side, Wilson spent his entire season on the team’s fourth line and averaged just 7:56 in ice-time per night as a teenager in the NHL.
We, among others, received this tweet on Tuesday that said Wilson may have broken his ankle or leg in a skateboarding accident.
We were unable to substantiate this report, and the Caps did not respond to questions about it.
Wilson may have deleted an image and tweet from Sunday in which he stated he was in Muskoka hanging out with friends for Canada Day weekend.
Wilson allegedly attended a party for sport/lifestyle company Team LTD in Muskoka on Sunday as well.
We’ll share more information on the injury when we have it. For now, here’s wishing Wilson a speedy recovery.