Sidney Crosby: Penguins' Superstar Can't Shake Concussion Symptoms

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Sidney Crosby: Penguins' Superstar Can't Shake Concussion Symptoms
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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is one of the great players in hockey today, but concussion symptoms continue to plague him and keep him off the ice.

On Wednesday, coach Dan Bylsma addressed the media for the first time since Crosby took "a minor hit" against the Boston Bruins three weeks ago.

The news was not good.

According to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bylsma said Crosby is still "having (concussion) symptoms" 23 days after he left the ice. Crosby is reportedly taking part in light workouts, but nothing else.

Crosby missed the final 41 games of last season with concussion-like symptoms. Unfortunately, this is part of the game we love. The same brutality we love in the sport is a danger to the players on the ice and threatens the superstars of the game.

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The NHL has tried to keep an eye on players going for the head and high sticks, but the reality is, there are some things you can't control in hockey. It is a physical, bruising sport that can take down even the biggest players.

The irony about hockey is that the players who give it their all day in and day out open themselves up to suffering injuries in the long run. Superstars like Crosby excel because of their dedication to the sport, but this same dedication can be dangerous and potentially career-ending.

We can all but hope that Crosby completely recovers quickly and gets back on the ice. Losing Crosby would be a tragedy to the sport we have come to know and love.

 

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