Hockey's great, isn't it? Frozen rubber pucks routinely travel near 100 miles an hour, and players are expected to stand right in front of them all game long - and if you wear a visor, people think you're weak.
At least he could feel better knowing he had an entire arena full of fans wishing him well.
Though it looked scary - and anything involving violence being done to Sidney's head has to make Pittsburgh fans squirm - Crosby didn't miss much time with his injury. He returned to the ice and was taking regular shifts before the period was over. The fact that the injury wasn't more serious is good news for Pittsburgh and Crosby.