Pittsburgh (AFP) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not need surgery to repair his sore right wrist and instead will continue treatments to heal the injury, team general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday.
The Penguins have not revealed the nature of the injury, saying only that the National Hockey League superstar center, who has led Canada to the past two Winter Olympic gold medals, had a wrist issue that required more evaluation.
"After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist," Rutherford said. "Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September."
Crosby led the NHL in scoring last season and was named the Hart Trophy winner as the NHL's Most Valauble Player for the second time in his career.
Crosby also took the Hart Trophy in 2007 and led the Penguins to the NHL Final in 2008 and the Stanley Cup in 2009.
In last season's playoffs, Crosby scored only one goal over 13 games and was blanked over the final three games when the Penguins squandered a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series and lost to the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.