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Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:13 pm
Edited on: December 28, 2011 2:14 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

For the first time in almost a month, the Pittsburgh Penguins have issued an update on Sidney Crosby's recovery effort. It's a little bit of good news, little bit of bad news.

The good news is that Crosby is working out with the team, even if they are of the "light" variety. That's what coach Dan Bylsma had to say on Tuesday.

The bad news, however, is a lot worse than the good news is good. Bylsma also shared that Crosby continues to experience concussion symptoms.

It has been just about a month since Crosby last played, a home loss against the Boston Bruins. It was his eighth game since returning from a 10-month absence due to two concussions he suffered in January. So the fact that he's still experiencing the symptoms is very discouraging.

The team has not announced that Crosby suffered another concussion, saying only that he passed the ImPACT test. That means it's possible that these are effects still being felt from his original concussions. Either that or he suffered another one and it wasn't detected, certainly a possibility.

We have learned our lesson already, it's pretty much impossible to put any kind of timeline on a recovery from a concussion, but it sounds like we're still a ways away from seeing Crosby back in game action.

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Comments

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:28 am
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Unfortunately I think he is done.  Was a very good player, its a shame his career was cut short. 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:07 am
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Lots of other health problems too. But I think he was influential in ending the clutch and grab style of play, even though the changes came after he retired.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:06 am
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Lack of protection didn't cause Mario to retire early.  Cancer isn't something an enforcer can prevent.

As for Gretz...  Yeah, he had protection, but he also avoided a lot of contact.  The game wasn't near as fast, and there weren't as many high impact shots like we see today.

Taking the red line out has made the game faster.  Players are bigger, stronger, faster, and often, meaner.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:06 am
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Lack of protection didn't cause Mario to retire early.  Cancer isn't something an enforcer can prevent.

As for Gretz...  Yeah, he had protection, but he also avoided a lot of contact.  The game wasn't near as fast, and there weren't as many high impact shots like we see today.

Taking the red line out has made the game faster.  Players are bigger, stronger, faster, and often, meaner.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

I'd love to see Crosby keep on playing, just like anyone else. But I don't think it's going to happen. How did Gretsky play all those years at that level and not get knocked out of the game? Well he had Dave Cementhead and Marty Makesorry protecting him, that's how. Lack of protection is what caused Mario Lemieux to exit early in my opinion, and considering what he had to put up with, I believe he was a better player than Gretzky.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

Personally, I think he is a .  Sad to see such a great player go down like this.




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

what a surpeise it is to hear this in the nhl.Surprised



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

IPC, I guess your vote would be for that swell guy, Newt. I don't know how you're coping, born with microcephaly. Must be terrible, but that sort of thing has to be expected when a woman marries her brother.



Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Sidney Crosby still suffering concussion symptoms

To all u fans that bad mouth the kid really? This guy has came into the NHL , he has won every award at the age of 23. The talent he has is so crazy and as a fan of hockey to lose the face of the NHL is going to hurt hockey. You people are am joke. This kid has more talent in one thing then u have in ur life. Grow up. To bad mouth him like u personally know him is a total joke. He is the face repeat the face of the NHL no matter if u like it or not. You can sit here and say what u want when really all ur saying is what makes fans like you nothing but a lowlife . Wishing and hoping someone don't come back cause you hate how good he is. Grow up people. This is a joke and ur a joke


IPCCGOREFRAUD
Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2011 5:44 pm
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