Found July 21, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired their team doctor and the rest of the medical staff as of Friday. This might fall into the "delayed reaction" category of things. If you remember, Sidney Crosby's concussion occurred during the 2011 Winter Classic courtsey of an elbow from Dave Steckel. Crosby was allowed to play in the Penguins' next game despite concern, where he was slammed into the glass by Victor Hedman. Team doctors pointed to this as when Crosby got his concussion, but a good number of individuals wondered if it was not the Steckel high elbow that did the trick. Did Crosby exhibit signs between the games? The team was mum on it, but it was evident after the Hedman hit that the Penguins' star player was, in fact, concussed. Concussions are a risky thing. You're never sure how long you'll be out, and Crosby was out for quite a while - ten months, to be exact. It was largely due to his concussion, but it was also due to fractured vertebrae in...
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