Crosby is still at #3-4 on the list to recovery and has to remain symptom-free to keep progressing. Awesome news nevertheless.
1. rest until asymptomatic (physical and mental rest) 2. light aerobic exercise (e.g. stationary cycle) 3. sport-specific exercise 4. non-contact training drills (start light resistance training) 5. full contact training after medical clearance 6. return to competition (game play) There should be approximately 24 hours (or longer) for each stage and the athlete should drop back to the previous asymptomatic level if any post-concussive symptoms recur.
Chris Pronger recently went on the Dan Patrick radio show and ripped many European players, especially Jaromir Jagr, for playing so hard in the Olympics, but so obviously not playing with that same level of intensity in NHL games.