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Washington Capitals forward to miss up to 8 months after significant surgery

Published May 26, 2022 at 8:27

When next season starts, the Capitals will be without Tom Wilson. Wilson will be a missed presence on the ice for the Capitals. Wilson recently underwent successful ACL surgery and according to Capitals PR will be out past the beginning of the 2022-2023 season, which is tough for an aging core that the Capitals have.

Wilson who embodies an older style of power-forward with the ability to fight, talk trash, and score will be missed as the Capitals' offense loses another game-changer.

#Caps forward Tom Wilson, who was injured on May 3 in Game 1 against Florida, underwent a successful surgical procedure on his left knee to reconstruct his torn ACL. Based on the nature of this procedure, Wilson is expected to miss 6-8 months.

Wilson was injured in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and remained out of the lineup for the post-season.

"It was kind of a weird, kind of freak thing," Wilson said in mid-May, after Washington was eliminated from the playoffs. "I went into the hit and tweaked my knee. Everything you guys heard was honest. I was doing everything I could to try to get back. It was just one of those things where I wasn't able to."

Wilson tried to hit MacKenzie Weeger on the boards and injured himself, Wilson ended up leaving the game and didn't return. Afterward, Wilson would try other methods to keep playing, such as using a brace but ended up not working with his torn ACL.

Wilson had a career year, with an appearance in the All-Star Game and a high of 24 goals and 28 assists, for 52 points.
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