Connor McDavid wakeboarding has fans speculating extent of his abdominal injury - "So the injury news was a scam I guess"

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Connor McDavid wakeboarding has fans speculating extent of his abdominal injury - "So the injury news was a scam I guess" (IMAGN)

NHL fans on social media reacted as Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was spotted having a blast wakeboarding with his soon-to-be wife, Lauren Kyle, during the NHL offseason.

Many started speculating about the severity of his abdominal injury, considering how intense the water sport can be. Here's a clip of McDavid wakeboarding:

McDavid won the Conn Smythe Trophy after posting one of the best seasons in the playoffs. He accumulated 42 points but fell short of clinching the coveted Stanley Cup, as the Oilers lost to the Florida Panthers in seven games.

During the locker room cleanout interview, it was revealed that McDavid played through the 2024 playoffs with an abdominal injury. It was later confirmed that the Oilers captain would not require surgery in the offseason and should be ready for the training camp in September.

Here's what fans on X/Twitter had to say about McDavid wakeboarding. One speculated that McDavid had no injury.

"So the injury news was a scam I guess."

Another fan chimed in:

"Proof you can be a loser but still be happy being a loser. How did anyone think this was a good look so soon?"

One wondered about the injury:

"I thought he had an abdominal injury."

Here are some of the other top reactions to the clip of McDavid wakeboarding:

"This is a breeze for the GOAT, he's usually stickhandling with the other hand," one X user said.
"I am a hard-core Oilers fan, but I would love to see vacations where the phone isn’t so prevalent in my face and theirs," another opined.
"Not trolling, did he have that surgery to his abdomen yet? Is it just a very quick recovery?" another wondered.

Connor McDavid's Conn Smythe Trophy moved the Oilers up in history

Connor McDavid won his first Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP for his heroics in the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs. The 27-year-old forward became the sixth player in NHL history to clinch the trophy after losing in the Cup final.

It marked the fifth overall Conn Smythe Trophy for the Edmonton Oilers, moving them into tied second with the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins as the teams with the most playoff MVP trophies.

The Montreal Canadiens, boasting five Conn Smythe trophies, hold the record for the most successful team in terms of playoff MVP awards.

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