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Sidney Crosby retiring?

While the Pittsburgh Penguins captain skated with the team for the first time in more than two months, rumors are circulating that Sidney Crosby could be retiring. The most hyped NHL player since Wayne Gretzky suffered a head concussion in January, and his return date remains up in the air. While Crosby’s agent denies the Toronto radio sation’s report that the NHL MVP winner is retiring, other reports say his family is worried about his health.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal released a study by reachers that diceased hockey player Bob Probert suffered from CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease caused from repeated trauma to the head. Crosby’s father Troy told ESPN, “We’re just trying to get him healthy again… However long that takes, that’s how long it’s going to take.”

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