Sidney Crosby: Penguins Superstar May Have Suffered Cracked Vertebrae

January 28th, 2012 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby has been sidelined for the majority of this season with a concussion after missing the second half of last season. It appears as though he may have other injuries contributing to his issues, however.

UPDATE: 8:03 PM EST, January 28th-

The Penguins have released a statement on Crosby's injury. According to that statement, neurologist Dr. Robery Bray confirmed that Crosby had suffered a neck injury along with the concussion, although the club declined to tell fans what that injury was.

The diagnosis of Dr. Robert S. Bray, a neurological spine specialist based in Los Angeles, is that Sidney Crosbyhad suffered a neck injury in addition to a concussion. Dr. Bray reports that the neck injury is fully healed. 

The good news for Pens fans is that the neck injury is not a new condition Crosby must rehab from, although the fact that it went undiagnosed until this point is certainly troubling. It's unclear at this stage what the timeframe will be on Crosby's injury, or if Bray's diagnosis will extend his time out of the lineup.  

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