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Turns out Yakupov doesn’t have a leg infection after all

Aug 24, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

Breathe easy, Oilers fans. Nail Yakupov is going to be okay.

That’s the word out of Edmonton today as the Edmonton Sun reports Yakupov didn’t suffer a leg infection after tumbling on a treadmill, refuting a story that first surfaced on Thursday.

Further refuting that story was Yakupov himself, who took to Twitter to clear the air:

The Sun also revealed the 18-year-old Russian phenom had resumed all normal offseason training and would miss no further ice time.

Yakupov was back in action at Perry Pearn’s 3-on-3 camp today, according to the Oilers website.

  1. lostpuppysyndrome - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    What’s really infectious is this kid’s attitude and enthusiasm. Oh yeah. Nailed it.

    • jernster21 - Aug 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      I see what you did there, twice.

  2. sportsfreak13 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks he looks cross eyed in that picture?

  3. kingfooj - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    He tweets like a high school girl.

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