No timetable in place for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby’s return

The Canadian Press ~ The News
Published on September 7, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby is still working out in Nova Scotia, but neither he nor the Penguins are saying whether he is skating at a pace consistent with a player about to report to training camp. If he isn’t, it would seem unlikely that he would be ready to go for the start of camp next month. — Associated Press file photo

PITTSBURGH — Doctors say that Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is recovering but there is no timeline for a return to action.

Several concussion experts spoke at a Penguins news conference to update Crosby’s health status.

Dr. Michael Collins says of Crosby’s recovery: “It is approaching normal limits. It is not there yet.”

Crosby took part in his normal off-season workout program but his headaches returned when he got to 90 per cent exertion in his workouts.

Crosby says it’s been a “tough road” but he feels good mentally and never considered retirement.

Training camp opens Sept. 16 and Pittsburgh plays its first regular-season game Oct. 6.