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Crosby: No problem with Pens medical staff, encouraged by latest diagnosis

Jan 31, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

Crosby press conference

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and general manager Ray Shero met with the media this evening to address today’s team press release that stated Crosby “is suffering from a soft-tissue injury of the neck” and that there was “no evidence of a past or present neck fracture.”

Here are some notes from the press conference, which we’ll embed as soon as it’s available:

—- Shero said it’s impossible to say for certain when the soft-tissue injury occurred. It might’ve been last season, or it might’ve been during the eight games Crosby played in November and December.

—- Crosby said he isn’t upset with the Penguins’ medical staff. He said the team has encouraged him to seek outside opinions to gather all the information possible.

—-Shero praised the team’s medical staff and confirmed that the Penguins urge all their players to seek second and third opinions.

—-Crosby is pleased with the diagnosis of a soft-tissue injury, as it allows a plan of attack to be formulated and carried out. Otherwise he was just sitting around waiting for the symptoms to go away. “I think the biggest thing to take from it is that it’s something I can work on. I can come in and get my neck worked on.”

—- Regarding reports that Crosby had cracked his C1 and C2 vertebrae, Shero didn’t say that’s what Dr. Robert S. Bray diagnosed, only that Bray sought out a second opinion after seeing Crosby. This led to the diagnosis of a soft-tissue injury of the neck.

—-When asked how he felt while skating, Crosby said, “pretty good,” and that he felt better than he did a couple of weeks ago. However, he acknowledged he was “still dealing with some symptoms” and wasn’t yet where he wanted to be.

—-Shero said there’s never been any indication from doctors that Crosby would have to be shut down for the season or retire.

Update: here’s the video:

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  1. acieu - Jan 31, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    When does his gynecologist weigh in?

  2. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    my super hero man will be back in action soon. lets keep that win streak going for soupcan sid!!!

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM

      You better hope he’s back soon, your team is looking real pathetic right now.

  3. orpikseyes - Jan 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    soupcan sid’s ‘soft tissue injury’ occurred while he got bored cream pie-ing the hottest of sluts in CA. the living legend got board raw dogging and started going limp, but his drive and dedication to his craft made him keep doing till the point of injury.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      When you say sluts in CA I assume you’re talking about guys in The Castro.

      • letangshair - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM

        He’s talking about when Kessel was waiting for that money shot. He sure did miss that wide open net didn’t he? Flower was playing with him. He got distracted my MAF’s hog and just whiffed on the puck while he was gasping. Then Geno comes back with the best one timer the game has ever seen. BOOM gives me that point. THEN! Pringles can comes back in the shootout and makes your goalie bust his hymen trying to stretch for that one. Geno did him a favor by knocking it off the post, that way dude didn’t even have to look back to know that the pringles can malkamania had definitely defacated on his whole being.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

        You talking about Neal’s one-timer? I didn’t see one by Geno, just one that hit him.

  4. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Enough about Cindy Crosbaby already! The hermaphrodite is done!

  5. finfan88shark - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    No wonder your networks rating are so low considering your networks love affair with Cindy. Geez can you go just go down on him and get it over with my god. Enough is enough.

  6. finfan88shark - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    Next up on NBC, an Easter with Cindy. Watch Cindy suck eggs, and go on an Easter egg hunt with other little girls her age. Following an Easter with Cindy, with a Memorial Day with Cindy and her family. Followed by a 4th of July with Cindy.

  7. johninpa - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    I would be interested in learning more about this Alex Guerrero that Crosby is going to see. As a physical therapist myself, I can’t find anything about him on the web or at the APTA’s website, except for someone that looks a little questionable selling a supplements to balance pH. After his medical staff missed the diagnosis, and seeing a chiropractor with questionable credentials, I’d love to see the new guy’s credentials. (Hint, hint PHT writers!)

  8. writeit22 - Feb 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Sidney will be back bold as ever- he has a champion’s destiny greater than the nasty head hit. I This guy will eclipse the greatest players. Wait and see if it ain’t exactly so.

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