2) If you recall Crosby suffered 2 concussions in rapid succession. The first incident occurred on January 1st during The Winter Classic when he and then-Capital Dave Steckel collided seemingly innocently behind the play. Curiously, initially no diagnosis of this as a concussion was made (probably the biggest reason for his current predicament). Within a week of this Crosby was thumped again. This time against the boards by Swedish monster defensemen Victor Hedman causing concussion # 2. It was here that he was finally diagnosed and only in retrosepct did they realize it was a repeat concussion. What we at Fauxrumors find amazing is that no one is blasting the Penguins medical staff for not being on top of this situation. It was CLEAR as crystal that Crosby's bell was rung pretty dam good at Heinze Field. He even forgot to get on the ice at the end of the game as the extra attacker. Wouldn't that be a pretty big Red Flag?? Yet we haven't heard a wit of a negative comment towards the Pens and their coaching/medical staffs with respect to this literal malpractice/mishandling the health of their best player!
3) So where do we, (Crosby) and the league go from here? For one, regardless if you are a Penguins supporter or hater, it would be a very bad day for the NHL to lose one of its iconic super stars at such a young age (24). He along with Alex Ovechkin were the new stars of the NHL coming out of the (last) Bettman lockout. He may not have been developing into the next Gretzky not-next-great-one as you can see we alluded to a couple of years ago, but clearly he is one of the top 5 players in the game today and losing him would be a very significant blow to the league. From what we have been told even the best case scenario isn't too rosy for Sid. He's probably looking at a minimum of another 2-3 months before any possible comeback to playing. Most neurologists want a patient to be symptom free for a minimum of a month before clearing them for contact. Then the team should be extra cautious in getting Crosby back out there for actual games. As Eric Lindros, Pat Lafontaine and other former star players who have had multiple concussions have found once they return they seem extra prone to re-injuring themselves. Even hits that appear to be routine/innocuous can have severe consequences. Almost all specialists tell Fauxrumors that were Crosby to sustain another significant event (concussion) its all but sure his career would be over.