Monday, October 10, 2016

Sidney Crosby Suffers Concussion; Out for Start of Season

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A head injury has once again sidelined hockey's best player. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, and there is no timetable for his return.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Crosby suffered the injury on Friday in practice.

"He came to the rink on Saturday not feeling well, and we went from there," Sullivan said.

Crosby sat out Saturday's preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and missed practice on Monday to undergo concussion testing.

The news hits the hockey world hard because of Crosby's history of concussions. He was hit by David Steckel in the 2011 Winter Classic in a collision that set off a long concussion recovery that shortened two seasons for Crosby.

He only played 41 games that season and followed it up with 22 games in the 2011-12 season.

The injury comes at a time in which Crosby had returned to the top of the game. He led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in the spring, winning the Conn Smythe along the way. He followed it up by helping Team Canada win the World Cup of Hockey and was named MVP of the tournament.

The Penguins are scheduled to open the regular season Thursday against the Capitals.


Anonymous said...

Call it a career Sid. You have won everything there is to win in hockey. Don't do more damage to your brain that will harm your life later on.

Anonymous said...

I guess they have to develop harder shoulder pads and harder elbow pads, that'll fix things.

Really their equipment is no longer protective, it's weapons. Go back to sheepskin and leather and most of this ends.