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More News On Crosby

via Elliotte Friedman tweets,

Crosby agent Pat Brisson: Sid did suffer a concussion, but last week, the possibility of two fractured vertebrae (C1 and C2) was…(cont)

discovered. A third doctor is being consulted to determine the exact diagnosis.

When I refer to “another concussion,” it’s from the Krejci hit.

added 6:58pm, Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 with a timeline report and more details on the possible injury.

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Paul's avatar

I know a few of the Pens fans who comment here have questioned the Pens docs and training staff, this will only add to their questioning.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/12 at 10:03 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Is this not very similar to Peyton Manning’s injury?  If so, can’t we stop the smokescreen that he’s coming back any time soon?  He may not play NEXT year, if that’s the case…

Posted by Primis on 01/28/12 at 10:09 PM ET

VooX's avatar

First off, I hate McCown’s smug sense of self-importance dripping out of my screen in the clip above.  He really loves the sound of his own voice.

Finally, and most importantly, this is horrible news for Sidney.  A misdiagnosis at this level of screening and care is really a shameful reflection upon the care and diligence of those treating him.  All personal opinion aside about him as a player, I hope he has a chance to get well as soon as possible.  It is unfortunate it takes a profile player like Sidney to raise issues and awareness about head and spinal injuries.

How about we ban hard plastic shoulder and elbow pads already?  That would be one helluva effective place to start PREVENTING further severe injuries.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/28/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Chip Burke is HACK & he is the Pens Team Dr. &Mickey; Collins is a Psychologist & he the Pens Concussion Dr. how would you like a Shrink treating your concussion?

Burke still has job because he is a FOM Friend Of Mario

Posted by Evilpens on 01/28/12 at 11:35 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Voox ! Thanks ! +1 on your sentiments about the armor they wear

Posted by Evilpens on 01/28/12 at 11:37 PM ET

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Posted by pensfan29 on 01/29/12 at 12:43 AM ET


This is dedicated to Bob McCown:


Posted by RoneFace on 01/29/12 at 04:36 AM ET

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