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Sid back from L.A.; to meet with concussion team

Saturday, 01.28.2012 / 2:09 PM / News

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Sid back from L.A.; to meet with concussion team
Penguins general manager Ray Shero said Saturday that Sidney Crosby has returned from Los Angeles and will meet with his team of concussion specialist this week.
OTTAWA — Penguins general manager Ray Shero said Saturday that Sidney Crosby has returned from Los Angeles and will meet with his team of concussion specialist this week.

Shero, speaking after the Board of Governors meeting at the Fairmount Hotel here, said his star center is back in Pittsburgh after visiting Dr. Robert S. Bray, a California-based neurological spine surgeon. Crosby, who has been doing on-ice workouts for the past two weeks, skated while in Los Angeles

"Hopefully we'll see next week where he is. We'll get the reports from California and compare those to what has been done so far. With Sidney, we want to continue to look to see how we can get this under control and manageable and get him to play. Like I said before, he's not going to (play) until the symptoms subside. Hopefully, we'll have him back at some point soon."

Crosby has not played since Dec. 5 when it was reported that he was suffering from concussion-related symptoms, including balance issues.

Crosby missed nearly 11 months from last January to November because of a concussion that was caused by a pair of hits in back-to-back games. He was diagnosed on Jan. 6 and immediately shut down.

Shero reiterated that there is no timetable for Crosby's return, stressing that Crosby will not play until he is free from all symptoms.

Shero also said that there is a chance Crosby would skate again in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
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