Last week, the Washington Capitals announced that Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury while vacationing in Canada. There wasn’t much information on the scope of the injury or how it happened.
On Wednesday, CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley got to the heart of the matter, finding out from Wilson’s agent, Mark Guy, that Wilson has fractured his fibula. That’s a bone in the leg– just in case you, like us, had no idea.
“Tom is resting and recovering nicely,” Guy said to The Gorm. “He should be ready at some point during camp.” So maybe not at the start of camp, but soon after that.
A Washington Capitals spokesman also agreed on that return date to The Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt.
Doctors have determined that Tom Wilson (ankle) won't be ready until sometime during training camp, per Caps spokesman.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) July 9, 2014
When Gormley asked Wilson’s agent how the second year player got injured, Guy said only that Wilson “rolled his ankle” and he had surgery yesterday.
Get well soon, Tom.
And now, for no reason in particular, here’s a fun GIF.