Tom Wilson (broken leg) not sure when he’ll return

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Tom Wilson wasn’t able to participate in the first practice of the Washington Capitals’ training camp because he suffered a broken fibula in his left leg over the summer. He had surgery on July 8 and has only recently started to skate on his own.

“It’s tough coming in here, it’s tough seeing everyone working through their skate tests, and you want to be out there with them and you don’t want be the guy not out there,” Wilson said, per the Washington Times. “So, it’s tough mentally, but I’m putting in the work off the ice and hopefully it comes around.”

The 20-year-old forward is eager to play, but he’ll err on the side of caution to avoid a setback. He’s taking his recovery day-by-day and isn’t sure when he’ll return.

He had 10 points and 151 penalty minutes in 82 games as a rookie last season.