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Crosby to visit with neurological spine specialist

Jan 21, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy AP

Sidney Crosby‘s recovery from his latest concussion is being treated with the utmost care as you’re already aware. The latest step in his recovery, however, looks a bit more daunting.

Crosby is in California to be treated by neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray. This follows Crosby’s trip to Atlanta where he saw Dr. Ted Carrick, one of the key physicians in his recovery from a concussion. Seeing the Penguins get this thorough to send Crosby to a spinal doctor makes you raise your eyebrows.

Penguins GM Ray Shero says that Crosby will continue to meet with all the best specialists in order to ensure a full recovery. Meanwhile, Crosby continues skating and working himself back into shape to eventually get back on the ice for the Penguins. When that happens is unknown, of course, and depends all on how Crosby responds to treatment.

For now we’re just happy to get more regular updates on what exactly is going on with Sid.

  1. Kristenaux - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I am a bit confused about all of this. Having lived in Pittsburgh for 8 years & actually been in UPMC’s Neurology wing for 7 weeks for brain surgery, I know for a fact that the hospital is rated one of the best in the country for Neurological problems. Cancer as well. So why is Sid being sent all over the place when some of the best is right at home? It makes me VERY suspicious that they don’t like the news they got right at home & are looking for a second opinion.

    Something just doesn’t sit right with me on all this.

    • irishjackmp - Jan 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      Not everything in life has some deeper, darker meaning.

      The guy has a serious medical issue that he is not getting better from. If you were sick and weren’t getting better, no matter how good the reputation of your doctor was, if you had the financial resources to jet all around the country (as Crosby/the Penguins do) and the time to do it, you would do it in a heartbeat. Any of us would. It’s just common sense.

  2. cardsandbluesforever - Jan 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    yet another daily crosby report? you guys know there is other stuff going on in hockey right? people are getting sick of the daily reports that dont say anything we dont already know or heard multiple times before. i dont hold any ill will towards crosby or the penguins but this is getting silly. im also pretty sure the constant articles are loading way more pressure on crosby than he really needs to be dealing with. leave the guy alone so he can recover! if he comes back or he doesnt, then write an article about that, but give the guy some breathing room, all this pressure to return gets multiplied by the constant media circus which is probably making it harder for him than it needs to be. everybody is sick and tired of hearing the daily reports, including crosby.

    • miketoasty - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      The thumbs say otherwise.

  3. bostonsfullofrats - Jan 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    crosby just go retire u cry baby

    • miketoasty - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      Well you know that guy “bostonsfullofrats” yea he’s just a major douche.

  4. rgledz - Jan 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM


    Seriously, just shut up. Your comment is one of the dumbest things I’ve read in a long time. Do us all a favor and lay off the commentary.

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