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Crosby expects to be ready for training camp, says wrist is healing nicely

Aug 15, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

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You never know when it comes to rehabbing from injuries – especially ones in which surgery was discussed – but Sidney Crosby said he’s happy about how his wrist has healed up. In fact, he expects to be ready for training camp, as he told the AP on Friday.

The 27-year-old pondered undergoing surgery this offseason but ultimately settled upon “treatments.”

Much was made about Crosby’s struggles with scoring goals in the 2014 postseason, and with it being unclear how exactly he injured his right wrist, one might wonder if he was hurt for some time. He still ran away with the Hart Trophy voting and easily mopped up another scoring title while managing nine points in 13 postseason games (slow for him, great for most players), so the Pittsburgh Penguins likely aren’t too worried about their captain after a summer full of change.

“We’re going to have some new faces in the dressing room trying to get that momentum and get a fresh start,” Crosby said. “We’re not happy with the way things ended last year.”

This all sounds like the kind of news that fans like to hear in mid-August, yet it’s also the sort of update that can look silly in hindsight if he suffers a setback or two. At least he didn’t say he’s in “the best shape of his life,” though.

  1. rushledger - Aug 15, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Good news. Now here comes the hate in 3, 2, 1…

  2. lowenni - Aug 15, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    I’m a Caps fan, but Crosby is good for the game and a hell of a player. Simple as that. Interested to see what kind of unique hate commenters can concoct for news like this.

  3. chanceoffleury - Aug 15, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Wait, Crosby hurt his wrist? How did I not hear about this???


  4. bigbadbruins77 - Aug 15, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    I think I’ll keep him as my one keeper player this year :)

  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Aug 15, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Is it hockey back yet? #HockeyWithdrawSucks

  6. elcoffeecannon - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Hopefully the new coaching staff can light a fire under their arses!!

  7. khar9 - Aug 16, 2014 at 7:03 AM

    He hurt his wrist but had no trouble doing the ice bucket challenge.

    • avscup - Aug 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Hockey players are tough. You…meh.

    • jpelle82 - Aug 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      lines up with this report then doesnt it? he didnt need surgery. he’s made progress in healing all summer.

  8. chrisk61 - Aug 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    kind of ironic syndi has wrist problems as he broke both of giroux’s a couple playoffs ago.

  9. chrisk61 - Aug 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    pens are in a world of hurt. let’s be real here. their core has been in pitt for a few yrs now. and they have to bring in guys like tocchet and recchi to teach these poseurs how to play tough and with heart.

    pens are kinda like the characters in the wizard of oz…HA HA HA

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