Penguins: Crosby dealing with neck injury

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A California doctors says Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is recovering from a neck injury in addition to a concussion.

Crosby visited with neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray in Los Angeles this week to treat lingering concussion-like symptoms.

The team issued a statement Saturday night saying Bray diagnosed Crosby with a concussion and an unspecified neck injury, though Bray told the team the neck injury is "fully healed."

Crosby hasn't played since concussion-like symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. He has been cleared for light exercise but there remains no timetable for his return.

The team says Bray's findings will be evaluated by independent specialists.

General manager Ray Shero said at the All-Star game in Ottawa that Crosby had returned from California and that he was "optimistic" Crosby will play again this season.