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.
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.
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.