Penguins: Doctor Diagnoses Crosby With Neck Injury & Concussion
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — There are new reports on the health of Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby.
According to a statement released Saturday evening on the Penguins’ website, Dr. Robert S. Bray diagnosed Crosby with a neck injury as well as a concussion.
However, the statement goes onto say that Dr. Bray reports the neck injury has “fully healed.”
Crosby was in California most of the week meeting with the neurological spine specialist.
The statement reads in full: The diagnosis of Dr. Robert S. Bray, a neurological spine specialist based in Los Angeles, is that Sidney Crosby had suffered a neck injury in addition to a concussion. Dr. Bray reports that the neck injury is fully healed.
”Those findings will be evaluated by independent specialists over the next few days. The most important goal all along has been Sidney’s return to full health, and we are encouraged that progress continues to be made.”
- Associated Press: “Penguins: Crosby dealing with neck injury”
Earlier this month, the Penguins’ captain also met with chiropractic neurology specialist Dr. Ted Carrick in Atlanta.
Crosby hasn’t played since concussion-like symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. He has been cleared for light exercise but there remains no timetable for his return.
Penguins’ general manager Ray Shero said at the All-Star Weekend festivities in Ottawa that Crosby had returned from California and that he was “optimistic” Crosby will play again this season.
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