Sport Report: Crosby considering surgery for lingering sports hernia

19:20  13 november  2019
19:20  13 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has a sports hernia and is contemplating his treatment options, including surgery that Rossi reports that Crosby aggravated the injury during the Penguins’ 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last Saturday, but has been dealing with it since training camp.

A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area. It most often occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements. Although a sports hernia may lead to a traditional, abdominal hernia , it is a different injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is mulling over his treatment options, which include surgery, for a sports hernia that has been bothering him since training camp, sources told The Athletic's Rob Rossi.

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Crosby aggravated the hernia during Saturday's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks, Rossi reports. The Penguins captain left in the third period and didn't return.

The 32-year-old is weighing the opinions of medical personnel, and recovery from surgery typically requires four-to-six weeks, Rossi adds.

A different option includes a steroid injection and physical therapy, which would allow Crosby to delay surgery until the end of the season but would put him at risk of further aggravating the hernia.

The Penguins are waiting for Crosby to make a decision before updating his status, according to Rossi.

Crosby has appeared in all 17 of the Penguins' games this season, recording five goals and a team-leading 17 points.

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