This morning’s media conference regarding the state of Sidney Crosby showed a clear “it’s going to take more time.”
Dr. Michael Collins, sitting with Pens general manager Ray Shero, Sidney, and Dr. Ted Carrick, first described what a concussion is, saying the person feels fogginess, headaches, fatigue, things feel in slow motion, and that Sidney has a high form of concussion that isn’t allowing him to be the Ferrari that he is. “I anticipate him (Sid) returning in the future,” said the doctor. “We’ll wait until he’s 100%. At this point in time, he’s not there yet.”
Sidney answered questions, saying he feels good, and retirement has never entered into the picture. He said maybe he could get by with being 90% but wants to be completely healed before playing again. The doctors then promptly added that they wouldn’t allow him to play at 90% anyway.
Sidney was asked what the worst part was over these many months, and he said, not surprisingly, that it was in the beginning. “I didn’t like driving, or watching TV or listening to the radio. Even watching video at team meetings was tough.”
“There’s no reason not to take those (headshots) out,” said Sid. “Guys have to be responsible. We have to adjust.”
Crosby was asked directly if he thought he was likely or unlikely to play in this upcoming season. “Likely,” answered The Kid.