Jun 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Boston Bruins won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby talks about how concussions are being handled

It’s no secret that concussions is becoming the most talked about topic when it comes to full contact sports.

Sports organizations across the globe have been trying to focus their attention on how to prevent them and possible treatments after symptoms are reported.

The National Football League and the NHL are two leagues that have been the center of attention when it comes to concussions in their respected sports. Some professional athletes have spoken out on the changes to rules and fines that have been bumped if those rules are broken.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is one of those athletes who is the latest to speak out on how concussions are being handled by the league he represents. He suffered a concussion that put him out of awhile for a little while last season.

“It crosses your mind. I think when you’re not able to do your everyday things, let alone be a professional athlete, be at that level you need to be, I mean, that seems like it’s miles away. So yeah, absolutely that crosses your mind. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.” Crosby when asked if he thought about never playing again.

Crosby also said that it’s up to everyone involved with the sport at every level to improve how to avoid head injuries. He believes taking out a few hits could make a big difference in the league.

Here is a link to the full 14 minute interview with Sidney Crosby.

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