The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion. The captain of the league’s championship team and the 2015-16 Conn Smythe winner may miss Thursday’s season opener against the Washington Capitals.
Crosby had been nagged by concussions earlier in his career, but had missed just seven games in the last two seasons.
Crosby collided with David Steckel at the 2011 Winter Classic, and then had his injury aggravated by a collision with Victor Hedman a few days later. Crosby missed 41 games that season and played in just 22 the following year. ESPN has a good timeline.
Head injuries seemed behind Crosby as he led the Penguins to a second Stanley Cup last season, but Crosby missed a preseason game on Saturday and has since been confirmed with a concussion.
Sullivan on Crosby: "It happened in practice on Friday." #Pens
— Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) October 10, 2016
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford.
Crosby sat out Saturday’s preseason game vs. Columbus because he was not feeling well, and missed practice today to undergo concussion testing.
Crosby’s status will be updated when more information is available. The Penguins open the regular season Thursday night against Washington at PPG Paints Arena.
Get well soon, Sid.
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