Penguins' Crosby won't have surgery

by: Josh Yohe Updated:

PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby isn't having surgery.

Although Crosby has been plagued by wrist pain this summer, the Penguins' captain will not have a surgical procedure to repair the injury.

According to the Penguins, Crosby will continue to undergo treatment for his injury.

In a statement on Twitter, the team said Crosby sought “additional medical advice” and that it was determined the injury did not require surgery, despite reports in other media outlets that an operation already was planned.

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The Tribune-Review reported last week that no decision had been made regarding a possible operation for Crosby. Sources told the Tribune-Review last week that the injury took place during a game in late March, when Crosby's hand absorbed the brunt of a hit into the boards.

The 26-year-old center led the NHL in scoring for the second time in his career during the 2013-14 season but produced only one goal during the playoffs, creating suspicion that he was dealing with an injury.

However, Crosby maintained publicly and privately during the postseason that there was nothing wrong with his health.

This article was written by Channel 11's news-exchange partners at TribLIVE.