Sidney Crosby's agent denies a report that the Pittsburgh Penguins star has been forced to stop working out after concussion symptoms returned.
CTV News in Halifax reported Monday that Crosby cancelled his on-ice workouts at a Halifax rink and stopped all other training activities when symptoms returned a week ago, citing unnamed sources. The report also says it's unlikely Crosby will be ready for training camp next month.
Not true, according to Pat Brisson of CAA Sports.
"Sidney hasn't been shut down by anyone," Brisson said in a statement. "He has simply adjusted his summer program." Crosby missed the second half of the 2010-11 season with a concussion, the result of two hits in early January. He was hit in the head by Washington Calitals forward David Steckel during the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 then took a second shot a few days later from Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman.
Before getting hurt, Crosby was tearing up the league. In 41 games he had 32 goals and 34 assists and was on pace to put up career-best numbers.