BY: John Mamola

Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin was taken to a hospital with a right leg injury Sunday after a collision during Russia's game against Germany at the ice hockey world championships.

Following the collision in the third period, Ovechkin stayed on the ice for several minutes before he was carried off the ice by several teammates.  Ovechkin struggled to put weight on his right leg and did not return to the game.

The Capitals said in a statement their medical staff was "working with Ovechkin and Team Russia to gather additional information."

Late Sunday night Ovechkin posted the following photo on his instagram account.