Sidney Crosby Concussion Concerns – Penguins Continue To Practice Patience

It seems so long ago…because it was.

When Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby suffered his first-ever concussion in January, no one imagined it would be this long.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette updated his situation a couple of days ago.

Flash back to the nighttime Winter Classic in rainy Pittsburgh, where he sustained a substantial post-whistle hit to the head from the Washington Capitals’ Dave Steckel.  Crosby complained of a sore neck afterwards but having had them before, took to home ice a few nights later against the Tampa Bay Lightning…where he promptly took another head shot courtesy of Victor Hedman.

Waking up in Montreal the next day with symptoms resembling a concussion, Sidney was sent home to heal.  And heal.  And heal some more.

Penguins GM Ray Shero confirmed there has been no determination when Crosby will even get clearance to resume contact drills.  Further, he reported Sidney has had some “problems” when pushing himself too hard in his rehabilitation.

Obviously the city of Pittsburgh, the National Hockey League and fans all over the globe are hoping the 24-year-old will eventually make a full recovery.  It is hoped he’ll be able to play hockey once more but the main focus is – of course – the quality of the rest of his life.

Fate is fickle.  We hear often of athletes who have had multiple concussions and continue to play their sport symptom-free.

In the case of Sidney Crosby we are soberly reminded…sometimes, it only takes one.

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3 Responses to Sidney Crosby Concussion Concerns – Penguins Continue To Practice Patience

  1. JW says:

    F*** Sidney Crosby…couldn’t happen to a better guy. His whole career, he’s been a crybaby and a cheap-shot artist, which is exactly why half the league wanted to take his ass out.

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  2. chappy81 says:

    Never really watch hockey, but it seems like he’s the Justin Morneau of concussion cases…

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  3. FireDannyAinge says:

    He is the future. They need him forever not just for now.

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