The Penguins recently made the announcement that Sidney Crosby will be sitting out of the next two games (and he did not make the trip to Philadelphia with the team).
The organization seems eager to convey that this is just a precautionary measure.
“Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn’t feeling 100 percent,” Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. “He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it’s best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution.”
But after his returning to play a mere eight games since November 21st, it’s easy to have some concern or make assumptions just as when he first suffered the concussion back in January 2011.
However, it’s probably a wise move with the Flyers and Islanders being the next two teams on the schedule that the Penguins will face. And after being off the ice so long with such a serious injury, it’s probably a good idea to give Crosby a break in order to recharge regardless of how long it’s been.
After all, protecting Crosby’s long-term health should still remain a concern and top priority to the Pittsburgh organization (and it’s fans). We should all still want to protect the investment and be well aware of what good comes out of being patient.