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by Sam Kasan
Penguins center Sidney Crosby, general manager Ray Shero and concussion experts Dr. Michael Collins and Dr. Ted Carrick held a media conference Wednesday afternoon to update Crosby’s status as he recovers from a concussion suffered in early January.
There still is no timetable for a return, but all parties were optimistic and convinced Crosby will return and have a long NHL career. In fact, Crosby said he didn’t think a lot about retirement, and when asked if there is a chance he’ll never play again, Crosby responded: “I wouldn’t bet on that.”
Dr. Collins added that he is “optimistic Sid will have a very long, fruitful career.”
More to come from the media conference, but here are some quick key quotes.
“Mentally I feel the best I’ve felt. It’s been a tough road. I did not give a lot of thought to (retirement).”
“I anticipate Sid returning to hockey and playing well in the future. He’s made significant progress, but he won’t play until he’s 100 percent.”
“We’ll introduce contact in a systematic, careful way. The prognosis is excellent that he won’t have long-term problems from the injury.”
“I’m optimistic Sid will have a very long, fruitful career.”
“(Sid) is worth the wait. He won’t be rushed. We’re pleased with his progress.”