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Report: McDavid suffered small PCL tear, no surgery required

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Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid suffered a small tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during his violent crash into the net in the club's season finale, and won't require surgery, sources told TSN's Darren Dreger.

McDavid should be ready to start the 2019-20 regular season, Dreger adds.

Late Friday, the Oilers announced they've determined a rehab plan for their superstar, which he will begin immediately.

McDavid was tripped by Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano on April 6, and spiraled leg-first into the post at top speed. He, along with the hockey world, immediately feared the worst, and the 22-year-old said he thought his leg was in "two pieces" after the collision.

Any sort of major injury to McDavid would have added serious concern to an already critical offseason for the Oilers, who are searching for a new general manager and potentially a head coach after missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Aside from the injury scare, McDavid had a marvelous campaign, ranking second in the league with a career-high 116 points in 78 games.

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