As his teammates skated in their first preseason practice, Corey Crawford talked to reporters.
Crawford confirmed that it has been concussion symptoms that have kept him sidelined. Before Friday’s skate Crawford worked out individually, and the team announced he would not be participating in the full practice.
“Things have been progressing,” he said. “But right now I’m not ready to go yet.”
Crawford also confirmed that it was not a single concussion suffered in his final appearance that did the damage, but rather a series of hits that created an increasingly bad situation.
The Blackhawks appear to have opened up their policy of limiting health updates on players beyond “upper” or “lower” body, as evidenced by Connor Murphy’s back issue being addressed and now Crawford openly speaking about his concussions.
Corey Crawford: "Right now I'm feeling pretty good. I've gotten better and better over the last couple months… but right now, I'm not ready to go yet." #Blackhawks
— Eric Lear (@BHTVeric) September 14, 2018