Sidney Crosby injury update: Penguins captain has upper-body injury, will be evaluated again before Game 6

Crosby missed all of the third period in Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left the ice early during Game 5 against the New York Rangers after taking a hit in the head courtesy of defenseman Jacob Trouba. He missed most of the second period and all of the third period in the Penguins’ loss.

On Thursday, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan head coach announced that Crosby has been diagnosed with an upper-body injury. The Pittsburgh star’s status for Game 6 on Friday is unknown, but he will undergo further evaluation before then.

The incident happened with 10:45 left in the second period as Crosby had possession of the puck and three defenders close to him. Defenseman Jacob Trouba hit Crosby’s face with his left arm, which caused Crosby to fall. Instead of chasing the puck again, he skated toward the bench.

Source: Sidney Crosby injury update: Penguins captain has upper-body injury, will be evaluated again before Game 6

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