The NHL has a mumps epidemic on its hands, and things have gotten real now that All-Star captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with the disease.
People like to joke that the Pittsburgh Penguins have been a diseased team in the past, especially with their meltdowns in the postseason, but they are now clinically diseased in a very medical way.
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There is a mumps outbreak in the NHL at the moment with players from Anaheim to Minnesota and New York all getting diagnosed with the illness. Things got real on Sunday though when they Penguins confirmed that captain Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with mumps over the weekend.
"Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with the mumps, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced today.Crosby will continue to be monitored daily, but specialists believe he should be through the infectious period by Monday.He will not play in Monday’s home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning."
It’s pretty strange that the NHL can have an outbreak like this in the era of modern medicine, but leave it to hockey to keep things interesting all the time.
Crosby and the rest of his NHL brethren out with the mumps will return in the near future, but for the time being hockey is literally diseased with the face of it’s sport falling victim to an epidemic straight out of the 1920s.
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