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Sidney Crosby won’t have surgery on ‘terrible’ wrist injury

Greg Wyshynski
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A week ago, Sidney Crosby was reportedly days away from having arthroscopic surgery on his injured right wrist. 

It never happened.

According to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their star captain is going to heal himself through physical therapy and happy thoughts, rather than go under the knife, as GM Jim Rutherford said:

“After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist. Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”

Crosby’s injury was labeled “terrible” by a source and no doubt contributed to the putrid one goal in 13 games performance we saw from Crosby in the postseason. (The other factors being Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, Henrik Lundqvist and a decided lack of Pascal Dupuis.)

What’s odd about this decision by the doctors is that Crosby already tried to the treatment route before considering surgery according to the Post-Gazette, which wrote, “Crosby decided to have the operation only after therapy failed to correct the problem.”

The prognosis last week was that Crosby wasn’t going to miss any time when the 2014-15 NHL season begins. There was no such proclamation from Rutherford in his update on the NHL's reigning MVP.

No word how all of this affects Sidney Crosby's nomination for Best NHL Player at the 2014 ESPY Awards, where he's favored to win the most votes from ESPN viewers because neither LeBron or Tebow are in the category. 

 

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