The head coach of the Washington Capitals NHL club Peter Laviolette shared details about the state of Alexander Ovechkin. The Russian striker missed the last match due to a lower body injury.
“I don’t think there is a question here that Ovechkin can miss the playoffs. At the moment, his status is “will return from day to day.” Our medical staff is doing an incredible job of getting injured players back on track. We’re not going to rush him. Of course, Ovechkin is one of the best snipers in the history of hockey, our squad needs him. But he needs to be in perfect order, ”the coach said at a press conference.
Sports physician Sergei Stepanov told the FAN correspondent that serious injuries are generally unusual for Ovechkin.
“I don’t think that the coach is trying to show off his opponents. The fact that nothing concrete is said about the nature of Ovechkin’s injury is normal for hockey in general. If you tell what hurt, in the next match you will be hit exactly there. There is no need to worry about Alexander, he is called the “Russian car” for a reason. Fantastic genes and a strong body allow him to play almost without interruption, “- said the specialist.