Sidney Crosby’s agent is denying a report that a member of Crosby’s family may be trying to convince him to retire in wake of the serious concussion he sustained in January.
On Friday’s Prime Time Sports host Bob McCown suggested a family member of the Pittsburgh Penguins captain may urging the star centre to walk away.
“With twitter and social media, people get carried away," said Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson. "It’s irresponsible. This report (on Crosby) is baseless. At no time has retirement ever been discussed.”
Crosby has been sidelined for over two months after getting hit in the head in a game against the Washington Capitals.
“Sidney’s parents have been nothing but supportive of his recovery," added Brisson. "They in no way have been negative. Quite the opposite. Things are looking up for Sidney. He’s doing much better."
There is currently no timetable for Crosby’s return.