From Comcast SportsNet Thursday, August 24, 2011
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The agent for Penguins star Sidney Crosby is refuting a Canadian television report that says the former MVP has suffered a setback in his recovery from a pair of concussions.
CTV News reported Monday that Crosby suspended his training after suffering a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms and wouldn't be ready when the Penguins open training camp next month.
Crosby's agent Pat Brisson says the center "hasn't been shut down by anyone" and instead has adjusted his summer program to address the different needs for his recovery.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero said last week he anticipated Crosby will arrive in Pittsburgh a week before camp begins to be evaluated.
Crosby hasn't played since suffering two concussions within a week's time in January.