Sidney Crosby Injury Update: Penguins Captain Leaves Team, Returns To Neurologist

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck during the second period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby has been out since Dec. 5 with "concussion-like symptoms" and is now meeting with specialist Dr. Ted Carrick.

Sidney Crosby does not appear to be any closer to returning to the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he is now meeting with Dr. Ted Carrick in an attempt to gain more insight into his "concussion-like" symptoms. Carrick is a specialist in chiropractic neurology who previously treated Crosby back in August.

Crosby has not played since Dec. 5 after he once again started feeling the symptoms that had kept him out for 10 months previously. There were positive signs, recently, when he skated with his teammates on Friday, the first time he'd done so since Dec. 5. He has since been complaining of dizziness and headaches and has had a hard time exerting himself at a high level.

"Sidney has made a lot of progress but he is still having some symptoms, so this is the next step in his recovery," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said to NHL.com. "Obviously he won’t be back in the lineup until he is symptom-free."

There is no timetable for Crosby's return. In the eight games Crosby did play this year, he scored two goals and had 10 assists and was +7.

For the latest updates on Crosby's status, be sure to follow this StoryStream. For more analysis, check out Penguins blog Pensburgh.

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