"Injury? What injury? It's just a bruise." (Ovechkin upon arrival to Helsinki, face of torture, broken foot)
Alex had hairline fracture of his left foot in game 6. Played with it to the rest of the game 6, in game 7 and flew to IIHF World Cup in Helsinki, Finland to play one more game there vs. USA. Russia was eliminated, but Ovi, after 10 hour flight and hairline fracture in his foot, was the best Russian player in that game.
Team Russia's doctor Valery Konov said at the Moscow airport (http://news.sport-express.ru/2013-05-17/587005/) that it was "a fracture of the metatarsal bone of the foot" and added that it was "a serious injury."
If it is serious, why Capitals let him go to Finland?
It was our play off & my country!!I be ready to start train for next season very soon like normal )))!!! twitter.com/ovi8/status/33…— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) May 17, 2013
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