PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — According to Rob Rossi of The Athletic Pittsburgh, Penguins captain is battling a sports hernia and is considering surgery.
Sidney Crosby delayed sports hernia surgery coming out of training camp because Penguins had so many injuries. He’s now considering it. Read the details here. #Pens | @TheAthleticPGH https://t.co/foAu2SR45MREAD MORE: Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald Says Amazon Air Is First-Class Deal For Pittsburgh International Airport
— Rob Rossi (@Real_RobRossi) November 13, 2019
Crosby did not play in the Penguins 3-2 overtime loss against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night after he left the Penguins game against Chicago on Saturday night.READ MORE: CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless In Most Places, But Some Businesses Still Require It
Head Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Monday that Crosby would not be making the Penguins two-game road trip this week that included the Rangers on Tuesday night and then the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Rossi’s report also says that Crosby has been battling a sports hernia since the end of training camp but chose not to have surgery due to injuries to players such as Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust.
If Crosby does elect to have surgery, according to Rossi, he would need between four-to-six weeks of recovery time before returning to play.MORE NEWS: Christian Ross Facing Arson Charges In Massive Fire That Destroyed Historic South Side Building
Crosby leads the Penguins in points with 17 and assists with 12 through 17 games played this season.