Report: Crosby might stay overnight in hospital following surgery

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Sidney Crosby remains in a Pittsburgh-area hospital and might stay there overnight, RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports.

It’s difficult to tell if this is a typical procedural move following oral surgery or if it’s a sign of deeper problems.

People are worried that Crosby’s issues go beyond losing a “few teeth” for a simple reason: he has a history of concussion problems, so getting a puck to the face brings about natural concerns.

Those doubts don’t guarantee that this situation extends beyond due diligence, though. Requiring more time to rest (and not drive) following anesthesia is just one of the potential explanations for an extended stay.

That won’t stop some from assuming the worst, however.

Crosby, 25, suffered the injury during Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.