Penguins' Crosby out with recurrence of concussion-like symptoms
By Jerry DiPaola
Published: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Penguins center Sidney Crosby won't play Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings and is out indefinitely after suffering a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms, but he said he doesn't feel as bad as he did nearly a year ago when he missed 61 games.
"I am not happy about watching," said Crosby, who missed two games last week after receiving an elbow to the head from the Boston Bruins' David Krejci last Monday night.
"That being said, you have to be sure with these sorts of things, careful and aware that I am 100 percent before I come back."
Crosby said results from an Impact test administered to him after suffering the injury indicated it wasn't as severe this time. The imPACT test is a neurocognitive assessment used to determine brain function after head injuries.
"If I had to put a timeframe on it, I would say (I feel) better than August (three months before he returned) and much better than I was dealing with the first time."
"It is obviously frustrating for Sid," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Sid knows his body better than anybody else. He is not feeling 100 percent. He will return to practice and playing when he is feeling 100 percent."
Bylsma also said forward Richard Park has a fracture in his foot and will miss four to six weeks and center Jordan Staal is "day-to-day" with a lower body injury.
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