There was a sincere feeling that Sidney Crosby was approaching the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to his concussion rehab. Reports indicated that Crosby was scheduled to meet with his team of doctors to find out if he would be cleared for contact, but Crosby said that didn’t happen today.
Instead of experiencing an exciting leap forward, it looks like Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will have to settle for baby steps. He practiced today as usual, which one can assume means that he trained rigorously. Unfortunately, he was unable to engage in contact.
This isn’t a situation in which his rehab is hitting a brick wall, though. It’s just that many thought it was finally time to push the fast forward button, but they’ll have to stick with slow motion before Crosby can play again.
So, does this mean that we could go a whole season without seeing Sid the Kid? It may turn out to be that fate for the young gun captain. And to add to the mess in Pittsburgh, It’s not all rainbows and gummy bears , though, as the team announced that Evgeni Malkin won’t play against the Florida Panthers tonight.
The loss of both their top players may shape out to be the big downfall in Pittsburgh and yes, the season is very early but I wouldn’t want to be starting the season off in a hole due to injury and the loss of two power house players.