Sidney Crosby: Injured Penguins Star Visits Spine Specialist

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIJanuary 21, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 5:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Boston Bruins on December 5, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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According to SportingNews, Sidney Crosby has visited a spine specialist after missing more than a month of play due to concussion-like symptoms.

Crosby visited with Dr. Robert S. Bray, a neurological spine specialist who has worked with the U.S. Olympic Team in the past.

Crosby hasn't played since December 5th of last year. He missed over 10 months of action last season due to similar concussion symptoms.

He played in eight games this season and scored 12 points after returning from a concussion.

After experiencing similar symptoms, he was again sidelined.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero told reporters, "I think it's a good thing. He's doing everything he can to play this season."

The 24-year-old center has been a star since entering the league back in 2005.

In his first season he finished sixth in the league in scoring with 102 points.

By his second year he managed to finish first in the league with 120 points scored.

Crosby made the decision to stay off the ice after a shot to the head by David Krejci this season that left him woozy.

It's difficult to see the best player in the NHL off the ice, but right now his health needs to be the main concern.