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Molinari: Sidney Crosby will have surgery on his right wrist shortly

Via a Tweet from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen J. Nesbitt, fellow Post-Gazette scribe Dave Molinari delivers something of a midsummer bombshell regarding the Penguins' marquee attraction:

Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days to repair damage that a source said impeded his performance in the postseason.

Despite saying during and after the Stanley Cup playoffs that he was at full health, the Penguins center "did play with a terrible wrist," the source said Tuesday night.

Crosby could not be reached for comment.

An individual close to Crosby, who requested anonymity, said the surgical procedure "is not major, but you can't play the same way" with the kind of injury Crosby had.

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d ca's avatar

Yeah a wrist injury would prevent Crosby from the biggest part of his game:

diving

Posted by d ca on 07/09/14 at 12:17 AM ET

Primis's avatar

So why is it mid-July and he just now is getting around to surgery?  He couldn’t have done this in May or June?

Posted by Primis on 07/09/14 at 07:49 AM ET

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Posted by Primis on 07/09/14 at 08:49 AM ET

That’s my question on this. I think everyone knew something was wrong with him in the playoffs so it isn’t a shock he had an injury. But why wait until mid-July to do this when training camp is less then 2 months away and most players are starting to get into their workouts right now?

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 07/09/14 at 08:07 AM ET

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The full article states, “The NHL MVP is not expected to miss any time next season, the source said. Crosby decided to have the operation only after therapy failed to correct the problem.”

Posted by Joe on 07/09/14 at 08:24 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Added to the post, Penguins will make decision on surgery next week.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/09/14 at 03:18 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Yeah a wrist injury would prevent Crosby from the biggest part of his game:

diving

That’s how he injured it.

Posted by bigfrog on 07/09/14 at 07:01 PM ET

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