PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby is recovering after undergoing successful sports hernia surgery this morning.
The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.READ MORE: New Jersey Man Dies In Pennsylvania Skydiving Accident
INJURY UPDATE: Sidney Crosby underwent a successful core muscle injury repair. The expected recovery time is a minimum of six weeks.
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It is expected to take him about six weeks to recover.
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.
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.
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