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    Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature
    Monday, August 22, 2011
    By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Sidney Crosby's agent released a statement tonight, refuting the latest news report that the Penguins captain will not be ready for the start of the season because of concussion symptoms.

    Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, released this statement:

    "Sidney hasn't been shut down by anyone. He has simply adjusted his summer program accordingly to the different needs for the appropriate recovery. Training camp is in three weeks from now. It is too premature to speculate all kinds of deliberate information at this point. Sidney will address the media at the appropriate time in order to give everyone an update. As far as I know training camp hasn't started yet."

    The new media report, on the website of Canadian network CTV, said that Crosby's concussion symptoms have returned and that he has canceled on-ice workouts in his native Nova Scotia.

    The report is similar to a Twitter report eight days ago that was refuted by Penguins general manager Ray Shero, although Shero disclosed that Crosby still has some concussion symptoms during the intense portions of his workouts.

    Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion Jan. 6 and sat out the rest of last season.

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    Default Re: Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature

    until the symptoms are gone and he can ussume unaltered workouts, how can his agent refute any reports about Sid not being ready?
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    Default Re: Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature

    ... There really has to be more to his condition/mental attitude/desire.....
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    Default Re: Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature

    I don't know why, but it wouldn't surprise me if Sid didn't return until sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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    Some might see it as a bad thing if Sid isn't ready to start the year, I don't. If Crosby is 100% healthy and it's February...just think about how fresh he is for the playoffs. He then has a couple of months as a tune up and he'll absolutely destroy people in the playoffs. That's a positive, I am trying to be positive, my mom always tells me to be...lol.

    At 30 though, I feel tired being so invested in the team, not that I can change it but at this age now...I'm more concerned for Crosby's well being than I am for the team, where as 10yrs ago, I might have mentioned "man the team is screwed, but hope Crosby is ok for his regular life too" now it's flipped.

    At this point the team and agent will just do damage control to make sure people don't think his career is in jeopardy, I think that's the main thing they have been deflecting. I don't blame them, when you let the media feed off of that type of negativity and rumors, it snowballs into something bigger and the last thing you want is for that crap to enter Sid's mind, I mean I am sure he's already been thinking about it and that's already a lot of stress when you are the face of the franchise as well.

    If I were the Pens, I would push even more Malkin related stuff like they have been to make people be more positive about the team and the up coming season and let Crosby heal.

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    Default Re: Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature

    When agents speak.... assume the opposite is true!

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    Some might see it as a bad thing if Sid isn't ready to start the year, I don't. If Crosby is 100% healthy and it's February...just think about how fresh he is for the playoffs. He then has a couple of months as a tune up and he'll absolutely destroy people in the playoffs. That's a positive, I am trying to be positive, my mom always tells me to be...lol.

    At 30 though, I feel tired being so invested in the team, not that I can change it but at this age now...I'm more concerned for Crosby's well being than I am for the team, where as 10yrs ago, I might have mentioned "man the team is screwed, but hope Crosby is ok for his regular life too" now it's flipped.

    At this point the team and agent will just do damage control to make sure people don't think his career is in jeopardy, I think that's the main thing they have been deflecting. I don't blame them, when you let the media feed off of that type of negativity and rumors, it snowballs into something bigger and the last thing you want is for that crap to enter Sid's mind, I mean I am sure he's already been thinking about it and that's already a lot of stress when you are the face of the franchise as well.

    If I were the Pens, I would push even more Malkin related stuff like they have been to make people be more positive about the team and the up coming season and let Crosby heal.
    If Sid isn't healed by the time the season starts I'm very worried about what it says about the future of his career. This won't be just some minor first or 2nd time concussion, this would be much more serious, something that was caused by the concussion itself that could be potentially career ending or nagging. I just can't see the type of concussion they claimed this was, having this long lasting effect. Hundreds, thousands of players have had mild concussions and play afterwards and a hell of a lot sooner than Crosby.

    Hell, I'm even more worried that if they know (and they have a good idea of where Sid is in recovery), if they know that Sid could be out into the season and the backup plan was a cripple like Steve Sullivan

    Color me concerned though. If Sid isn't ready for the start of the season then there's something seriously wrong with the guy and even if he does come back to play in say February, who is to say if someone doesn't do a routine check on him into the boards that the symptoms don't pop back up again instantly.

    I do agree with the Geno promos and to an extent the Pens have been doing that with the whole From Russia With Love training videos and such the Pens Official have been putting out there.
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    At this point I wouldn't be suprised if he doesn't play again. Somewhere along the way here there was a report that his parents didn't want him to play anymore.

    He's probably financially set.

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    Personally I'll be surprised if he plays before thanksgiving from reading between the lines. Two knocks to the head in a matter of days must have had a severe cumulative effect on him.
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    At this point I wouldn't be suprised if he doesn't play again. Somewhere along the way here there was a report that his parents didn't want him to play anymore.

    He's probably financially set.
    He's certainly financially set for life iof he's not dumb enough to blow it on extravagant houses and cars that he doesn't need.

    I hadn't heard anything about his Parents not wanting him to play anymore
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    I did a quick search, it was just some crappy journalist from Toronto that started the whole Sid's parents want him to retire rumor. That was back in early March.

    Some half bit journalist in Toronto isn't going to get that type of information before someone in not only Pittsburgh, but Montreal
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    Some journalist just wanted to get his name out there nationally.
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    Got to agree with you,Kip,on this.How many first-time concussions linger this long,and what does that mean as to the severity and obvious ramifications on his future/career in NHL?Very ominous,worrisome to me.

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    Crosby expected to make full recovery
    But specialists offer no answer on when
    Thursday, August 25, 2011
    By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    After weeks of speculation over the status of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and his recovery from a concussion, the team issued an update Wednesday night on its website.

    Crosby, the Penguins said, has visited concussion specialists in Georgia and Michigan, with the conclusion being that he is expected to make a full recovery, but that it could take more time.

    He was leading the NHL with 66 points in 41 games when he was diagnosed with a concussion Jan. 6 that sidelined him for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

    "I appreciate all the support I've received from my family, friends, teammates and fans and from the entire Penguins organization," Crosby said in the statement after not speaking publicly for about four months.

    "I know they only want the best for my health, and for me to be fully ready when I return to game action."

    Crosby began experiencing headaches when he reached 90 percent exertion in his rigorous offseason workouts, and that training was altered, although the release did not say how it was altered.

    Training camp opens Sept. 16, and the season opens Oct. 6, but it is not known if Crosby will be ready for either of those dates. He is expected back in Pittsburgh in the next few weeks.

    "We always knew this was going to be a progressive recovery -- based on how he felt," said Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, in the release.

    "With a concussion, there is not a finite recovery period like with a shoulder injury or a knee injury. That's why we've never even set a specific goal for a return date like the start of training camp or Oct. 1 or anything else. He will play when he is symptom free."

    The release said Crosby has made significant progress this summer, which is what general manager Ray Shero and coach Dan Bylsma have said recently. The release also said Crosby's rigorous workouts included skating, shooting, stickhandling and off-ice work. It did not say what his workouts have consisted of since he began having headaches and the workouts were altered.

    "We've had him see leading specialists because we want to make sure he gets the best care possible," Brisson said. "The Penguins always encourage their players to get second and third medical opinions and have been very supportive of this. And we've been talking to Ray Shero every step of the way."

    Crosby's primary concussion doctor has been Michael Collins of UPMC.

    Brisson made a plea to tone down the intense push for information about Crosby:

    "We would appreciate patience and understanding at this time. There has been a lot of speculation swirling over the past several weeks. We wish we could provide more specific details about Sidney's recovery, but a concussion is a different kind of injury. It's not something you can check with an X-ray. And you can't predict a precise recovery period. It's all about the way he feels.

    "He has been feeling a lot better, but we want to give him all the time he needs to make a full recovery. He's only 24, and he's got a lot of great years ahead of him."

    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11237...#ixzz1W3PXwu12
    I'm certainly no expert on concussions, but to me this whole thing just as an ominous feel about it. Regardless how he feels now, I wonder what happens the first time he takes a big hit. Crosby was never one to shy away from contact and I really question his ability to deal with the physical game in the future. And I wonder if he is having this kind of difficulty now in the recovery process, what might he have deal with after he retires from the game and gets older. It's a real shame.

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    Default Re: Agent calls report on Crosby's readiness premature

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    I did a quick search, it was just some crappy journalist from Toronto that started the whole Sid's parents want him to retire rumor. That was back in early March.

    Some half bit journalist in Toronto isn't going to get that type of information before someone in not only Pittsburgh, but Montreal
    I couldn't remember where I heard that. I guess you found it.

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