Dr. Collins: I'm Optimistic Sid Will Have a Long, Fruitful Career
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins center Sidney Crosby, general manager Ray Shero and concussion experts Dr. Michael Collins and Dr. Ted Carrick held a media conference Wednesday afternoon to update Crosby’s status as he recovers from a concussion suffered in early January.
There still is no timetable for a return, but all parties were optimistic Crosby will return and have a long NHL career. In fact, Crosby said he didn’t think a lot about retirement, and when asked if there is a chance he’ll never play again, Crosby responded: “I wouldn’t bet on that.”
Dr. Collins added that he is “optimistic Sid will have a very long, fruitful NHL career.”
More to come from the media conference, but here are some quick key quotes.
Crosby: “Mentally I feel the best I’ve felt. It’s been a tough road. I did not give a lot of thought to (retirement).”
Dr. Collins: “I anticipate Sid returning to hockey and playing well in the future. He’s made significant progress, but he won’t play until he’s 100 percent.”
“We’ll introduce contact in a systematic, careful way. The prognosis is excellent that he won’t have long-term problems from the injury.”
“I’m optimistic Sid will have a very long, fruitful NHL career.”
Shero: “(Sid) is worth the wait. He won’t be rushed. We’re pleased with his progress.”