By: Mike Vukovcan, @MIKEVUKKDKA

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pittsburgh Penguins front office responded to internet rumors dealing with captain Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues.

Pens GM Ray Shero said today that Crosby has experienced some occasional symptoms, but emphasized that those have come after Crosby pushed himself really hard in workouts.

Shero said that the symptoms are to be expected with an injury like this.

Crosby will be evaluated again about a week before training camp begins in September to determine his playing status.

“I think (Sidney) has progressed really well this summer,” Shero said. He’s happy with his progress. Training camp is a month away, so there’s no expectation for me that he won’t be ready or will be ready. … He’s doing his usual routine. He’ll probably be in a week before camp starts, and we’ll evaluate him then to see how he’s doing.”

Shero went on to say, “The thing for me and for the organization is the bigger picture with Sidney Crosby, making sure that he is 100 percent cleared and ready to play when he does come back. He’s not going to be pushed to come back to practice or play.”

Training camp starts in mid-September.

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