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Alex Ovechkin Reportedly Suffers Potentially Concerning Leg Injury in Capitals Practice

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks upward following a first overtime save by Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Alex Ovechkin has had the luxury of fairly good health throughout his illustrious career, but that might come crashing down after a potentially serious ailment during Caps practice on Monday morning.

Ovechkin reportedly went down in practice and was taken to the locker room, but also couldn't put any weight on his left leg, which is surely a bad sign for the Russian hockey star.

Ovi and the Caps have accumulated their fair share of rivals in his decade-plus long career, but not even Ovechkin's worst enemy would wish this upon him. All things considered, Ovechkin being out for any prolonged period of time would be a serious hit to the Caps chances in a loaded Metro division.

At 33 years of age, Ovi has totaled 658 goals and counting, and has an outside chance to catch the likes of Wayne Gretzky for the most in NHL history should he keep up his frantic scoring pace. For now, though, that may have to be put on hold.