PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fans at the Penguins game Tuesday said they were relieved to learn Captain Sidney Crosby has a soft-tissue injury in his neck rather than something worse.
Heidi Cunningham from Sarver was glad to hear it isn’t a fracture in his neck, which had been rumored.
Eleanor Sargent from Cranberry said, “Sounds good to me. It beats a concussion, right?”
Crosby hasn’t played since concussion-like symptoms returned. The soft-tissue injury is said to be treatable and, its symptoms can mimic those of a concussion.
At a press conference, Crosby said this diagnosis gives him something to work on and that he’s anxious to return to the ice.
“I just want to get back out there,” he said.
The diagnosis comes after visits to doctors in California and Philadelphia.
Penguins GM Ray Shero says it’s difficult to pinpoint when the injury happened.
He also said, “He will not return to play until those symptoms disappear.”