Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sidney Crosby Skated Today, and Feels Pretty Good

After scaring the bejeezus out out of the hockey world on Monday, Sidney Crosby alleviated a lot of fears on Tuesday. The superstar center skated for an hour with Bryan Rust before his team took the ice and afterwards addressed his concussion diagnosis with the media.

"I was happy to be able to skate today," he said.

Crosby suffered a concussion on Friday in practice and said he didn't think much of it until he woke up on Saturday with a headache. "Woke up Saturday morning and didn't feel great," he said. "Got tangled up in practice on Friday and didn't think really didn't think anyhing of it... Saturday didn't feel great, and having been down this road before, just talked to the trainers and they felt it was best to keep me out and go through the protocol here."

Crosby suffered concussions in each of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. He needed 11 months to fully recover from the first one, but was sidelined again about a month of his return and needed another three months. Since then Crosby has been concussion free.