Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Sidney Crosby’s camp has finally given an update on his battle with concussion issues.
The good news is that they fully expect him to make a recovery, the bad news is that they don’t have a timetable.
Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, announced that Crosby has recently visited specialists in Michigan and Georgia.
Their conclusion is that he will make a full recovery – it just takes time.
Crosby spoke to the Penguins website and said, “I appreciate all the support I’ve received from my family, friends, teammates and fans and from the entire Penguins organization,” Crosby said. “I know they only want the best for my health, and for me to be fully ready when I return to game action.”
Brisson added this about Crosby’s recovery to Pittsburghpenguins.com, “We always knew this was going to be a progressive recovery – based on how he felt,” said Pat Brisson, Crosby’s agent. “With a concussion, there is not a finite recovery period like with a shoulder injury or a knee injury. That’s why we’ve never even set a specific goal for a return date like the start of training camp or Oct. 1 or anything else. He will play when he is symptom free.”
“We would appreciate patience and understanding at this time,” Brisson said. “There has been a lot of speculation swirling over the past several weeks. We wish we could provide more specific details about Sidney’s recovery, but a concussion is a different kind of injury. It’s not something you can check with an x-ray. And you can’t predict a precise recovery period. It’s all about the way he feels.
“He has been feeling a lot better but we want to give him all the time he needs to make a full recovery. He’s only 24, and he’s got a lot of great years ahead of him.”
The Pens will open training camp on September 16th.