One week after it was reported Sidney Crosby would require wrist surgery, the Pittsburgh Penguins have changed their tune.
Now, according to a press release from Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, a second opinion has determined Crosby will not require surgery. Crosby played through a wrist injury during the 2014 playoffs.
Here is Rutherford's full statement:
“After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist. Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”
After winning the NHL scoring title and earning MVP honors, Crosby recorded nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Rangers.