Sidney Crosby mulls surgery for sports hernia that has bothered him all season


  • Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is considering surgery for a sports hernia, according to Rob Rossi of The Athletic.
  • Crosby is reportedly looking through all treatment options for the sports hernia, which he aggravated during Saturday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Rossi reports.
  • The Penguins’ captain consulted with a specialist in Philadelphia before electing to consider his potential choices.
  • If Crosby undergoes surgery, he could face a preliminary recovery timeline of four-to-six weeks.
  • Crosby was held out of Tuesday’s loss to the New York Rangers.
  • It would be a crushing blow for the Penguins if Crosby missed any time at all.
  • Crosby posted five goals and 17 points in 17 games this season.
  • Another option for Crosby would be a steroid injection and physical therapy, which could possibly allow him to delay surgery until the offseason, the sources said.
  • The potential issue with that option, though, is that Crosby could again aggravate the sports hernia and ultimately need in-season surgery at a later date.
  • There is only so much any hockey player or team can control.
  • Though, occasionally a hockey team gets a hockey player like Crosby, who has needed surgery for nearly a couple months and only now might get around to having it.
  • And while he put off fixing a sports hernia, all Crosby did was darn near carry the Penguins on his back.
Sources & Credits: Rob Rossi; The Athletic, Yahoo Sports
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