Jul 9, 2014, 6:42 PM EST
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.
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