Yakupov leg not infected
DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency
|Nail Yakupov works on a skating drill during the 2012 Edmonton Oiler Rookie Camp held at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta on Thursday June 28, 2012. (QMI Agency/PERRY NELSON)
EDMONTON - An injury suffered by Nail Yakupov falling off a treadmill is not as serious as first reported.
According to an Oilers source, this summer’s first overall pick in the NHL draft slipped and fell off a treadmill while working out earlier this week. Yakupov, 18, scraped up his shins in the mishap, which kept him off the ice for a few days.
QMI Agency has learned Yakupov did not suffer an infection in his leg and has resumed his workouts in preparation for the upcoming season.
On Twitter, Yakupov expressed disbelief when informed of a story that he was fighting an infection, adding a later tweet: “That was amusing Wooooooooowwww!!!!!!:):):):):):):)”
He’s expected to be back on the ice at Perry Pearn’s three-on-three conditioning camp at the Knights of Columbus Arena on Friday. The camp, which features a number of local-area professionals, continues next week.
Yakupov arrived in Edmonton just over a week ago after competing in the Canada, Russia Challenge hockey series to prepare for the upcoming NHL season.
He was back in the gym on Thursday.