Scary crash ends Connor McDavid’s night; Oilers top Flyers

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In a high-impact sport like hockey, even a sure-thing player’s praise must be couched in the “health permitting” caveat.

With that in mind, Edmonton Oilers fans – and plenty of fans of the sport at large – are holding their breath after an unsettling crash by Connor McDavid.

You can see video above¬†while Sportsnet’s Faizal Khamisa shared a couple GIFs of the fall.

The Edmonton Oilers recently announced that McDavid won’t return to the game.

There aren’t many details beyond that, although the early word isn’t very promising.

Update: To the credit of the Oilers, they rallied after McDavid’s injury, managing a 4-2 win.