Sidney Crosby: Questionable Return

Sidney Crosby

December 5, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) on the ice against the Boston Bruins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Bruins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

“Not [feeling] bad. I’m not happy about watching. But I have to make sure with these sort of things that I’m careful and making sure I’m 100 percent before coming back. No timetable [for a return].” The question everyone has been asking is when will Sidney Crosby get back into the game? He has had problems since last seasons double-whammy hits in back-to-back games that sent him out with a concussion. When he returned for a few games in the early parts of the season, he left the ice for concussion symptoms. But, the doctor’s haven’t set a time table for when he will come back, until now.

Sidney Crosby has been taking tests and trying to get to the ice as quick as he can. He has been skating all week in Atlanta and Los Angeles. “He has been skating pretty much all week,” his agent Pat Brisson confirmed in an e-mail to ESPN the Magazine. On his last run trying to get back to full health, he recorded 12 points in 8 games.. When he returned vs the New York Islanders, he scored 2 goals in a 5-0 shutout. “The motion stuff is still a little bit iffy,” Crosby said.“I want to make sure I give it a fair shot, but at the same time I know it’s something I can improve.”

Crosby made this comment, “Not [feeling] bad. I’m not happy about watching. But I have to make sure with these sort of things that I’m careful and making sure I’m 100 percent before coming back. No timetable [for a return].”(http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/12/breaking-crosby-says-no-timeframe-for-his-return/) Sidney Crosby, I think as everyone could guess, wants to come back really bad. I like to compare him to Flyer’s Chris Pronger. He is a great player, who happens to also be the captain of his squad, who is out with a concussion. His doctor’s have warned him that he should sit out for the rest of the season and also the post-season, to fully recover. I think Sid should do the same thing, take his time to heal. Sit out this year, let Malkin keep the team on his back, and let him rest.

What do you think? Should Sid inherit the Pronger protocol or push to finish out this season, and also could cause more injury?

Tweet me a response: @NardoneDylan

Topics: Chris Pronger, Concussion, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

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