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Is Sidney Crosby vaccinated after testing positive for covid?

Joshua Rogers November 4, 2021
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The Pittsburgh Penguins star recently tested positive for covid and people want to know whether Sidney Crosby has been vaccinated. Here’s what we know.

On Wednesday (3 November) it was announced Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby had tested positive for covid-19. The Penguins centre, along with defenceman Brian Dumoulin who also tested positive, have entered the NHL’s covid protocol.

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How is he doing?

According to multiple reports Crosby is suffering only mild covid symptoms, while Dumoulin is considered asymptomatic. Crosby missed the team’s first seven games of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist.

Is Sidney Crosby vaccinated?

Naturally, fans want to know whether Sidney Crosby has been vaccinated. While we don’t know for certain, according to one report by CTV News: “The overwhelming majority of Penguins have been vaccinated.”

Furthermore, Yahoo! Sports states: “The entire player population [of the NHL] save for one player are fully vaccinated at this point.”

Although the identity of that “one player’ is unknown, given Crosby’s mild symptoms it’s likely he has been vaccinated.

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Mike Sullivan speaks to reporters about Penguins’ struggles with covid

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan spoke with reporters after the news regarding Crosby and Dumoulin broke.

“I’m sure he’s discouraged,” he said. “He worked extremely hard to get to this point and we were all so excited about getting him back in the fold.

“This puts another road block in front of it. But we’ll control what we can, and we’re hopeful Sid will return soon.”

The Penguins have been badly affected by covid, with eight members of the roster, including Crosby and Dumoulin, testing positive since September. Marcus Pettersson, Chad Ruhwedel, Jeff Carter, Jack Guentzel, Zach Aston-Reese and Kris Letang have all previously tested positive for the virus.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.