Sidney Crosby Update: Penguins Release Statement On Neck Injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement Tuesday regarding Sidney Crosby's recently- diagnosed neck injury and added some specifics.

An independent specialist contacted to review recent medical tests taken on Sidney Crosby found no evidence of a past or present neck fracture but verified that Crosby is suffering from a soft-tissue injury of the neck, that could be causing neurological symptoms.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is a spinal trauma expert at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and co-director of the Spinal Cord Center at Thomas Jefferson University. He is past president of the American Spinal Injury Association.

The statement also explains that Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, Penguins owner Mario Lemieux and Penguins CEO David Morehouse were in Philadelphia Monday to review the diagnosis made by Dr. Robert S. Bray.

They added that Vaccaro, Bray and UPMC doctors all agree that Crosby's injury is treatable and that he will return to action when he is symptom-free, though no timetable was added.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Penguins, visit Pensburgh.

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