Crosby & Agent Updates Concussion

By: Mike Vukovcan

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, “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.

  • Bias Much?

    so I can comment on this, but not the gang bangers shooting each other at McDonalds?

    Anyhow, continued good luck to Sid on his recovery.

  • Dave

    I’m sure this situation with Crosby is just as frustrating to him as it is to his fans. It’s tough to work your entire life for something, and just when you’re at the grasp of greatness, you’re pushed back. I wish him the best, and I hope that he returns this season ONLY if he has fully recovered. We miss you, Sid – hockey just isn’t the same without your finesse.

  • Nick Manning

    Why cant Corsby say this why does his agent have to give updates?

  • stoopm

    I think he’s done, not a big fan, but it’s tough to see any pro athlete’s career cut short by injury. If by some chance he does make it back, I have to believe he will constantly be wary of that one big hit, and how effective can his game be knowing one check can end his career or worse.

  • will g

    if you can’t find anything to write about then you write about some guys headache. what kind of nothing story is this.

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