During a media interview earlier today, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar center Sidney Crosby confirmed that he did indeed suffer a setback in his attempt to return to game action about a week and a half ago, according to Alan Robinson of NHL.com.
“I started trying to ramp things up a bit as far as working out and skating, and I got a little bit of symptoms,” Crosby said. “I had a setback, all the stuff (headaches) that goes along with it. The progression had gone pretty well, but at the same time I still wasn’t ready.”
Crosby went on to say that he must wait until he feels “a bit better” before he can try and work on a return again.
Fortunately, Sid has about five months to rest and relax before the team begins training camp for the 2011-12 season. We can also stop speculating whether or not he will make a return at some point in the playoffs.
Penguins GM Ray Shero had this to say: “Dr. (Michael) Collins expects a full recovery. It’s just a matter of time with this injury. I’m not concerned with it. With the season ending, it’s disappointing, but from Sid’s standpoint, the pressure and the question about when he’ll come back goes away.”
Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma was nominated for the Jack Adams award today. You can read about it here.