Pittsburgh Penguins: Is Sidney Crosby Injury Severe? Know What Happened

After taking a hit to the head, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left Wednesday’s playoff game during the second period due to an injury, the injury seems severe.  Because of the hitting, he could not participate in the 24-second shift. 

Crosby left the game after New York defenseman Jacob Trouba elbowed him in the head while skating through the shot.

The Rangers hit Crosby several times throughout the game, even though he had nine points in the first four games and had taken over the league postseason scoring lead (since surpassed) with a three-point effort during the Penguins’ Game 4 victory at home Monday.



During the second period, Rangers center Mika Zibanejad high-sticked Crosby off a faceoff.

Crosby was sidelined for the second half of the 2010-11 season and nearly three-quarters of the following season due to concussions. He hasn’t had a severe head injury since.

Crosby missed the first seven games of the regular season after having wrist surgery in September. He missed six other games this season due to various reasons, including joining the covid-19 list.

Early in his minor hockey years, Crosby had attracted media attention for his play and gave his first newspaper interview at an early age of seven.


An Update On Sydney Crosby Injury -Why He Left The Game?

Sidney Crosby, who has nine points and two goals in the series, was eventually forced to leave the game during the second half after taking a complex, high hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba which led to a severe injury.

The Penguins led the Rangers three games to one entering Game 5 of their first-round NHL playoff series. They left with a 3-2 series lead without their team’s heart on the ice.

According to Jesse Marshall of The Athletic, Crosby suffered a head injury.



The Penguins did not provide a medical update immediately following the game.

Where Is Sidney Crosby Now?

Talking about Sidney Crosby, he has a long history of concussions. From 2010 to 2012, he missed 108 games due to a concussion and concussion-related symptoms. He missed six games in the 2016-17 season with another concussion.



That’s 114 games missed due to concussions and concussion symptoms. If he misses Game 6 of the series in Pittsburgh on Friday, it will be the first game he has missed due to a head injury since 2017.