So, uh, now the Pittsburgh Penguins are worried about mumps spreading after admitting that Sidney Crosby has the illness.
That’s what GM Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Shelly Anderson shortly after the team announced the illness of their star player.
This isn’t exactly a promising revelation being that the Penguins allowed Crosby to skate with teammates in his “infectious state.” Naturally, the deflection has already started.
- Actually, the team doctor wouldn’t confirm if Crosby was in a contagious state Friday morning, according to NHL.com’s Wes Crosby.
- Anderson reports that the team claims he wasn’t showing “classic symptoms” of mumps.
/Cues swollen face photo:
To be fair to the Penguins, it sounds like he got a booster shot for the condition fairly recently:
Is it on the team or just an unfortunate circumstance? Maybe a little of both? Either way, it’s an odd and troubling situation.
We’ll see if other Penguins deal with this issue. They’ve already had their problems with garden variety injuries, so this could be quite the headache.
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In other Penguins updates, Rutherford said Olli Maatta’s issue isn’t related to the cancerous tumor he had removed.