Following a day off on Saturday, the Washington Capitals held their final interviews with the media on Sunday morning. Forward Tom Wilson gave a little more detail about his injury in Game 1 of their first round series with the Panthers.
Wilson called his injury “pretty significant” but didn’t want to say what the specific knee injury was. Wilson said he was unsure how it happened.
Tom Wilson says he has a “pretty significant” knee injury. Surgery is possible. Asked if it was an ACL tear, Wilson didn’t want to get into too many details. “My summer sucks now.” pic.twitter.com/3EFyqgCce3
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Wilson said he tried to work his way back to play but couldn’t. He and coach Laviolette spoke about the process the team was undergoing to get Wilson back on the ice.
Tom Wilson says he sustained a pretty serious injury that knocked him from the playoffs and could need surgery. pic.twitter.com/iesPqTcCyt
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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said Wilson would not have been able to play in the playoffs no matter how far they team went. He said a decision on whether he’ll need surgery on his knee will be made in next couple days.
Wilson sustained the knee injury in the first period of Game 1 and did not return to the game or the series. He played a total of 1:31 and three shifts for the series.