Crosby likely to miss start of season after wrist procedure
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Penguins' Sidney Crosby likely to miss start of season after wrist procedure

Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins received some disturbing news Wednesday. 

Penguins general manager Ron Hextall announced via an official statement that superstar and captain Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp and be sidelined at least six weeks after having a procedure on his left wrist performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss of New York along with team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas. 

"This is not a new injury for Sid," Hextall explained. "It is something that he has played through for years. After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest." 

Pittsburgh opens the upcoming campaign at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 12, so the timeline suggests Crosby won't be ready for opening night less than five full weeks from today. 

Crosby, 34, is arguably the greatest player of his generation, and the three-time Stanley Cup champion remains Pittsburgh's most important and best overall asset. Per ESPN stats, he led the Pens for the 2020-21 regular season with 24 goals, 38 assists, and 62 points. 

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