August 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Updated: August 15, 2018 9:02 pm

Edmonton Oilers’ Andrej Sekera is out ‘indefinitely,’ team says

WATCH ABOVE: The Edmonton Oilers' Andrej Sekera will be out indefinitely with his latest injury, which some worry could end his career. As John Sexsmith reported on Aug. 15, 2018, Sekera's injury has a lot of Edmontonians talking.

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Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera is out “indefinitely,” the team said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old tore his Achilles tendon during an off-season training session. The team said he underwent successful surgery to repair the tear, but now there’s no timeline for his return.

This is the second time in as many years that Sekera has been unable to play due to an injury. He tore his ACL during a playoff game against the Anaheim Ducks on May 5, 2017. He missed the first half of the 2017-18 season, but was back on the ice on Dec. 21.

READ MORE: Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera ready to return from torn ACL

Sekera posted eight points in 32 games for the Oilers through the 2017-18 season.

The Oilers regular season kicks off on Oct. 6 in New Jersey as they take on the Devils.

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