Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is detailing in a documentary his restoration and rehab course of from the main knee damage he sustained final season.
‘Connor McDavid: No matter It Takes’ will air on Sportsnet on Friday night time after the NHL all-star expertise competitors.
The documentary, made by longtime Oilers filmmaker Don Metz, particulars McDavid’s resolution to not have surgical procedure on his badly injured left knee — which he sustained April 6 throughout Edmonton’s closing sport of the 2018-19 season — taking the route of intense physiotherapy and rehab as a substitute.
Get a behind-the-scenes take a look at essentially the most bodily and emotionally difficult low season of @cmcdavid97’s profession.Watch ‘Connor McDavid: No matter It Takes’ this Friday on Sportsnet following the @NHL All-Star Expertise Competitors. pic.twitter.com/v9M8Hhe2Iz— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 23, 2020“Connor McDavid made the choice, he needed to rehab this,” former Maple Leaf and present health coach Gary Roberts stated within the trailer for the documentary that was launched earlier this week. “Nobody has finished what Connor has finished to rehabilitate himself again from a critical knee damage in that time period.”
McDavid suffered a torn PCL together with different a number of tears across the knee, and a cracked tibia when he crashed into the Calgary Flames internet.
The 22-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., labored with Roberts, Dr. Mark Lindsay and a staff of physiotherapists and coaches over the summer season with a view to attain his purpose of being prepared for the primary sport of the 2019-20 season — simply six months after the damage.
McDavid not solely reached his purpose however has additionally thrived by way of the primary half of the season. He entered the all-star break main the NHL in factors with 76 (27 targets and 49 assists) by way of 49 video games.
The Canadian Press