Oilers Darnell Nurse Reveals Details on Insane Injury

The Edmonton Oilers season is over and for defenseman Darnell Nurse, it's going to be time to finally get his hip looked after. The mobile defenseman who battled through pain the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs confirmed after Game 4's loss, he tore his hip flexor late in the regular season.

Nurse battled it out during the postseason, recording six points in 15 games, averaging 21:07 of ice-time a night. The Oilers defenseman met with the media after being eliminated from Stanley Cup contention and had this to say:

Our medical staff… taped it up, gave me some anti-inflamm’s and away you go. There’s no excuse when you get to this point in the season. You want to be on your game and play at a certain level. There’s no excuse. Everyone’s banged up this time of year. And myself personally, I wanted to be better in this series. It’s just added motivation for summer to come back and be a difference-maker next year

Nurse was suspended for one game during the Los Angeles Kings series after head-butting Phillip Danault and that was the only action he missed. Nobody can ever question his toughness and his willingness to do whatever it takes to win for his teammates. Now Nurse heads into the offseason to try and get fully healthy for next season so the Oilers can come back strong as ever as continue to chase their ultimate goal.

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