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Crosby still undecided on wrist surgery, says Pens GM

Jul 9, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT

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Following a late Tuesday report that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby would be undergoing surgery to repair a damaged wrist, Pens GM Jim Rutherford released a statement clarifying what ails his superstar, and what the future has in store.

“Crosby has been undergoing treatment on a right wrist injury that he suffered during the season,” Rutherford said, per NHL.com. “Sid is getting medical advice to determine the best path moving forward, including the possibility of arthroscopic surgery.

“No final decision has been made on surgery at this point. We expect to have a decision by early next week.”

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported (via a source) that Crosby was playing with a “terrible wrist” and was set to undergo surgery in a matter of days as a result. The source said the surgery Crosby needs isn’t major, but he was unable to “play the same way” due to the injury.

Neither the report nor Rutherford’s statement addressed how Crosby hurt his wrist.

 

  1. Whooten Anit - Jul 9, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    “Neither the report nor Rutherford’s statement addressed how Crosby hurt his wrist.”

    Hmmmm….

    • raleighcaniac - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      Why should it? 90 games a season adds up to a lot of slashes, hacks and whacks. Even more so when the target is Crosby who every opposing team wants to limit..

  2. Eutaw's Finest - Jul 9, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    So which is it? Horrible or just bad enough to keep him from playing the same way he typically does? 2 ends to the spectrum of wrist injuries.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jul 9, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    If he can avoid surgery, then that’s obviously a plus. No one want’s to get surgery. If it’s unavoidable, just go for it. Plenty of time to train before the season starts.

  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    He needs an excuse for next season’s meltdown.

    • claudegirwho - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      Young man, there’s no need to feel down.
      I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
      I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
      There’s no need to be unhappy.

      Young man, there’s a place you can go.
      I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
      You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
      Many ways to have a good time.

      It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
      It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

      They have everything for you men to enjoy,
      You can hang out with all the boys …

      It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
      It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

        Thanks for confirming what we all knew. You’re a member in good standing of the Village People.

      • claudegirwho - Jul 9, 2014 at 11:13 PM

        Actually I’m more then that. I’m the copper from the village people your boy giroux couldn’t keep his hands off.

      • theageofquarrel - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM

        Who wants to listen to a Philly fan whose “Captain” refuses to come out of the closet?
        They have some stones to come on and rip teams who have won Cups in the last 4 decades unlike that turdfest that is Philly.

    • 6superbowls - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:34 AM

      Says the jealous young troll as he looks up the standings board at the Pens the past several years.

      • georgenhofer - Jul 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        Yes, jealous, especially of their playoff performances. I wish my team at least sometimes could get out of the first round, like the Penguins have consistently done for so many years. Oh wait, nevermind…

      • 6superbowls - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM

        Flyers fan?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

        That comment makes zero sense. Thanks for playing though.

    • pghpens67 - Jul 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      At least Sid doesn’t go around grabbing a cop’s ass.
      Just tell Claude to ” come out “.
      He’ll “feel” must better.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

        How “must” better will he feel?

  5. blomfeld - Jul 10, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    the bottom line ….

    STOP PLAYING WITH YOURSELF CROSBY !

    executive summary: the Penguins = White Star Line

    • theageofquarrel - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Don’t you have a Calgary Flames board to post on bandwagonner?

    • pghpens67 - Jul 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      You must have “first hand” knowledge of the subject

  6. raleighcaniac - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    You Pitt and Philly fans really love dry humping one another…

    • theageofquarrel - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      Says the Moonshine County Hilljack. Don’t have a sister/cousin to make out with or a tooth to brush?

      • raleighcaniac - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM

        Now your whining worse than a collicky 2 year old.

      • theageofquarrel - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

        Oh wow!! You got me!!! Now get back to kissing your sister/cousin or back on the still,whichever comes first.

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