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Monday, January 21, 2008

Rare foray into hockey: Crosby on injured-reserve

Yes, I do hockey too.

Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar Sidney Crosby was placed on injured reserve today with a high ankle sprain. It is unknown how long he will be out, but early indication is that Sid-The-Kid will miss a month or more according to the Associated Press report. Obviously, he will miss this weekend's NHL All-Star Game.

I really hate to see this happen. Crosby is the new face of the NHL and not having him on the ice is certainly a buzz kill to this weekend's game. People will still watch, but they will miss seeing the sport's top young star. Much like how the San Diego Chargers were shortchanged yesterday with LaDainian Tomlinson on the bench injured for most of their game against the New England Patriots.

I'll take a guess and say Crosby misses much more than a month. Though I do not follow hockey injuries much, high ankle sprains are devastating to NFL players. It seems to take over half a season for football players, which translates to about eight weeks. Two to three months seems to be more likely. And unfortunately for the Penguins, he will be sorely missed.

1 comment:

katy said...

Cody does hockey? Wow...

Crosby's injury is definitely not good news for the Penguins... other than him, there's really not anyone who can step up like he can. (If there was, we wouldn't be worried about Crosby.) And to be honest, I think his absence could actually change the outcome of the All Star game completely.