Crosby undergoes surgery, will miss start of season

Oof... tough break, Pens fans.

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This just in, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that captain Sidney Crosby has undergone wrist surgery and will miss the start of training camp and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.

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From the Penguins' official press release:

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby underwent a successful wrist procedure today, it was announced by general manager Ron Hextall.
The procedure to Crosby's left wrist was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss of New York, in collaboration with team physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas of UPMC.
The 34-year-old center will miss the start of training camp and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.
"This is not a new injury for Sid. It is something that he has played through for years," said Penguins general manager Ron Hextall. "After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest."

This is, of course, a shocking development for Penguins fans.

If this surgery is/was needed, why has the team waited so long to make it happen? Now not only will Crosby miss training camp and the start of the 2021-22 NHL season, he'll also be recovering while playing. Had this decision been made months ago he could have spent the entire offseason getting back to full health.

More to come.