Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson will need ACL surgery. He is expected to miss six to eight months.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington Capitals Right winger Tom Wilson After undergoing surgery to repair his left ACL, he is expected to miss 6-8 months.

Wednesday's announcement by the team was that Wilson had an ACL replacement procedure performed a day before — four weeks after he injured his knee trying to avoid a hit during Washington's first round playoff match against Florida.

Wilson could miss the entire season because of Wilson's long rehabilitation process.

Wilson told exit interviews that his summer was “sucking now” during March 15. It's going be hard for me. I have to begin my recovery.

Questions about the veteran center Nicklas BackstromWilson's future is uncertain due to a hip injury. This could mean Wilson's departure for 20+ games. It's a major blow to an organization that hasn’t advanced in the playoffs since 2018.

Wilson's career record was 24 goals and 28 assists during the regular season. He also scored 52 points. In playoff play, he also scored a power-play goals in 91 seconds before being forced to retire due to a fluke accident. He approached Mackenzie Weegar but didn't touch him near the boards.

Wilson stated that Wilson needs to “get back to being the player I am.” “That will happen.

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