Posted on December 13, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Last month we blogged about the return to the ice of Penguins hockey star Sidney Crosby, who was benched for almost 10 months after sustaining a concussion in January.

The New York Times wrote that Crosby’s comeback would be one of the most-watched concussion cases ever, as we pointed out in our Nov. 25 posting.

 http://www.tbilaw.com/blog/2011/11/hockey-player-sidney-crosby-returns-to-ice-after-10-month-hiatus-after-concussions.html

Well, Crosby’s comeback was short-lived. His case will perhaps finally hammer home to the knuckleheads at the top of the National Hockey League how dangerous and cumulative the effects of concussions are.

On Monday, in a story carried in the national media, Crosby went back to the bench, indefinitely. He told sports writers that he was getting the symptoms of a concussion again, and was off the ice for an unspecified period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/sports/hockey/sidney-crosby-out-indefinitely-as-concussion-symptoms-return.html?ref=todayspaper

According to The Times, Crosby took a hit in the head in a Dec. 5 game against the Boston Bruins. Later that same game, he ran into one of his teammates. Crosby didn’t feel well and skipped playing in two games.

Last week Crosby underwent a concussion test, and there weren’t any signs of one. Nonetheless, this past weekend he was getting concussion symptoms, such as headaches, while he was doing a workout.

He’s smart to go back on hiatus until his brain fully heals.

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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
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