Sidney Crosby to miss at least 6 weeks after undergoing wrist surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing a wrist procedure on Wednesday, the team announced.

Crosby, 34, will miss the start of training camp and likely time during the regular season with the league’s first game slated for Oct. 12 – five weeks away.

“This is not a new injury for Sid. It is something that he has played through for years,” general manager Ron Hextall said. “After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest.”

Hextall added the procedure was done on the left wrist – the same one that Crosby had surgery on last August, according to Trib Sports’ Seth Rorabaugh.

Crosby appeared in 55 games last campaign, scoring 24 goals and adding 38 assists.