Crosby "totally unaffected" by concussion, caretaker says

The Elbow staff

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at yesterday's press conference in Pittsburgh

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at yesterday's press conference in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA – Appearing at a news conference alongside his caretaker Tuesday afternoon, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby mumbled that he was feeling "great" despite suffering yet another concussion last week.

His carer, who translated his occasional mutters and head rolls, said the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was surprised by the diagnosis he got over the weekend.

"Sidney was a little shocked with the news, but insists that he'll be back better than ever," he said. "Won't you Sidney?"

Crosby responded with a giggle and pointed to his head while saying "boom boom".

The press conference had to be paused at one point, when the Penguins star drooled on his shirt while smiling and watching a fly buzz around in front of his face.

As he was being wheeled away from the media, he was overheard asking his caretaker who "Crosby" was.

Penguins doctors are expected to declare him fit to play in the team's season opener against Washington on Thursday.