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Sidney Crosby returns to hockey

2012-04-04

Queen’s University concussion expert Garth Smith is available to comment on Sidney Crosby’s return to action after being sidelined by concussions. Crosby’s missed 40 games since colliding with Boston’s David Krejci on Dec. 5.

Dr. Smith is a Queen’s School of Medicine pediatrics professor and specializes in youth concussions. He says parents and sports officials can learn valuable lessons from the Crosby injury.

“Sidney Crosby is a good role model after following the proper protocol to return to the game,” says Dr. Smith. “It’s amazing how many young people are unaware or denying the impact concussions can have on their future. Sidney has forced us to look at concussions in a new light.”

Dr. Smith is also available to comment on anti-concussion legislation coming to Ontario schools. The legislation is an amendment to the education act that would require boards to develop policies and guidelines regarding concussions.

Please note Dr. Smith runs a clinic every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but is available early morning, at lunch and after 5 p.m.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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