Marc Weinreich
Sunday May 18th, 2014

Alex Ovechkin was taken out by an open-ice hip check that hit him on the left knee. (Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images) Alex Ovechkin was taken out by an open-ice hip check that hit him on the right knee. (Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin suffered a leg injury during Russia's matchup with Germany in the World Championships on Sunday and was seen leaving in an ambulance, according to Slava Malamud of Sport-Express.

An evaluation is still pending, but Malamud reports that sources close to the situation said "it's pretty bad." The 28-year-old former first overall pick by the Capitals was unable to support his own weight when he was helped off the ice.

Footage of the play:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMQElar1WY4

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