After 320 days from a concussion that threatened his life, Sidney Crosby is coming back tonight for a game with the Penguins. Although his doctors have cleared Crosby, 24, to play, many people (including hockey fans) think it is too dangerous to come back now. Although concussions are down this year in the NHL, there are 19 players suffering from them.
Suppose Crosby was hit again and suffered another concussion (a quite likely prospect). Would that mean lights out for good? As the Globe and Mail put in its leader this morning: “The risk of playing with a concussion is catastrophic – though rare. Second impact-syndrome (a concussion on a concussion) can cause death in young athletes.
Is it worth it for Crosby to come back. He is only 24, a wealthy man and has other life options.
Where do you come down when a hockey career is stacked up against a death sentence?
Should Crosby be coming back tonight?
What do you think?