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In an early afternoon press conference, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby admitted to a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms, and will be out indefinitely. Crosby was only eight games into his return from a series of concussions suffered in January of 2011 before this most recent setback.
Three hundred miles to the east, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that his own star, Claude Giroux, would not accompany his teammates to Washington after taking a knee to the head during Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Holmgren stressed that Giroux was feeling better, but that he would need to be re-evaluated by a team doctor on Tuesday before any further updates on his status.
Think the two reports aren’t related? Think again.
Sidney Crosby, the NHL’s biggest star and undoubtedly its most marketed player, has sadly watched his playing career turn into a cautionary tale of the devastating effect of concussion...