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.
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Alex Ovechkin has been taken off in an ambulance. Evaluation still pending, but according to inside info, "it's pretty bad". #Caps
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) May 18, 2014
Ovechkin is taken off the ice. Can't support his own weight. Looks like a knee and it looks terrible. #Caps — Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) May 18, 2014