UPDATED: Crosby May Have Two Fractured Vertebrae

Written by Frank Castaldi on .

UPDATED 2:47 P.M.: The Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement late last night, that although Crosby did indeed suffer a neck injury along with his concussions, it's believed to be fully healed. The Penguins are remaining hopeful that Crosby will be able to make a return in time for the postseason, should they make the playoffs.


Crosby, limited to only eight games this year, after missing nearly 10 months of action due to his concussion last January, would obviously be an immediate impact for the Penguins come playoffs.

In those eight games this year, Crosby was his normal spectacular self, netting two goals and adding 10 assists. He recorded four of those points on his first game back, after his lengthy layoff.

Multiple sources are reporting that Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby may have suffered two fractured vertebrae. Crosby, who has been out of action for the majority of the season, and missed more than 10 months with concussion-related symptoms, has no timetable on a return should the reports be positive. The Penguins are hoping he'll be available by the postseason, should they make the playoffs. Follow THS for updates as the story progresses.