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McDavid will be out a while (video)

Edmonton Oilers rookie first-overall draft pick Connor McDavid has been as good as advertised so far. This kid is fast and downright awesome. But, that downright awesomeness is going to have to wait for a bit.

McDavid crashed hard into the boards Tuesday night and it was evident immediately that something was really wrong. He didn’t want to show it and didn’t make a big deal about it, but you could tell it wasn’t just a stinger.

You can watch him crash into the boards:

After the win, head coach Todd McLellan confirmed what Oilers fans feared, that McDavid was going to miss some significant time.

“Coach McLellan says @cmcdavid97 has an upper-body injury that will keep him out long term,” tweeted the entire team.

That’s a shame. McDavid was one of the exciting things worth watching this year in the NHL. It’s anyone’s guess how long he’ll be out, but considering how secretive NHL teams are, it’s probably going to be a while.

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