BEST OF THE WEB: Concussion symptoms sideline Crosby
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby announced on Monday that he would be sidelined indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms.
According to the Associated Press, Crosby said he noticed a recurrence of the problems that sidelined him for more than 10 months earlier this year.
A concussion, which has affected the careers of other NHL stars including the recent incident of Philadelphia Flyer’s captain Chris Pronger, is the result of a brain injury or head trauma.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:
* Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
* Temporary loss of consciousness
* Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
* Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
* Dizziness or "seeing stars"
* Ringing in the ears
* Nausea or vomiting
* Slurred speech
Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury:
* Concentration and memory complaints
* Irritability and other personality changes
* Sensitivity to light and noise
* Sleep disturbances
* Psychological adjustment problems and depression
* Disorders of taste and smell
Source: Mayo Clinic
Meanwhile, fans have flooded Twitter with comments, most wishing Crosby a speedy recovery.