Sidney Crosby Injury: Penguins Star Hopes To Be Cleared For Contact Soon, According To Report

Good news, Sidney Crosby fans (and fantasy hockey players who took a chance on Sid the Kid). According to a report from SiriusXM radio, the Pittsburgh Penguins star could be cleared for contact very soon, thus paving the way for his return to the lineup.

Via the Twitter feed of SiriusXM radio producer Josh Rimer:

I've been told that Sidney Crosby will meet with Doctors in the next day or so and the HOPE is he will be cleared for contact, however..... He will not b playing right away. Next phase will b 2 test the contact 4 the next 1-3 weeks in practise b4 he plays.

Crosby traveled with his team on their season-opening West Coast road trip and he's been skating with them without contact (although Matt Cooke did reportedly give him a bump during practice last week, which is hilarious).

He's yet to make it to the contact stage thus far in his recovery from a January concussion that's kept him out of live action ever since. He suffered a setback in April after being cleared for non-contact practice as he attempted to ramp up his workouts in hopes of returning for the playoffs.

If this report is true Monday, we'll still have to see how he responds to that contact before thinking about when he could actually return to game action. But being cleared for contact is the next step in recovery, and the news that that could be coming soon is definitely exciting. 

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