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Insider Only Crosby dealing with symptoms, no timetable for return

Out Indefinitely

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will continue to take a very cautious approach moving forward, which will likely keep him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future

Crosby admitted today that he is feeling okay but is dealing some symptoms, believed to be headaches.
Crosby right now is in a low exertion workout regiment and his symptoms are extremely concerning. He’s out indefinitely and there’s no timetable for his return as the team and Crosby are back in a holding pattern
The Penguins last week were not overly concerned about this becoming a long term issue but it now has. Crosby said he is hopeful that the routine he’s in now, doesn’t take as long to progress as it did previously before he returned to game action in November
“I’ve been doing light exertion stuff and seeing how that goes, ” Crosby said. “It’s the whole routine again, but hopefully not as long. When I wasn’t doing something for six, seven months, that procress was a little longer. Hopefully, that’s not the case here.”
Crosby obviously frustrated, said that passing the Impact test last week was encouraging but there’s much more to it than passing that test. “You have to listen to your body on these things too, ” Crosby said, who’s beeing dealing with symptoms in the past few days.
Crosby and the team feel that he got injured due to an elbow from Boston’s David Krejci in Monday’s game. Crosby did not practice the following day on Tuesday but was allowed back on the ice Wednesday morning and was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice before the team departed for Philadelphia.
Crosby visted with concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins on Tuesday, following the Boston game where he passed the Impact test.
This is the first time Crosby is believed to be dealing with concussion like symptoms since late August. Going off the August timeline (last known symptoms), he went nearly two full months of on and off ice workouts without symptoms, before getting cleared for game action.

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