It’s no surprise that as training camp approaches, more and more doubts surrounding Sidney Crosby’s progress surface.

Yesterday, CTV reported that “...Crosby’s concussion symptoms have returned, and he may not be ready for the start of the NHL season…”

The report went on to say: “Sources say Crosby’s concussion symptoms returned last week and he cancelled all of his scheduled on-ice workouts at a Halifax-area rink.”

With training camp scheduled to start in roughly three weeks, such a setback could be ill-timed for the superstar center who hasn’t played a game since January 5.

While there have been no flat out denials, Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson did his best to clear the air.

“Sidney hasn’t been shut down by anyone. He has simply adjusted his summer program accordingly to the different needs for the appropriate recovery. Training camp is in three weeks from now. It is too premature to speculate all kinds of deliberate information at his point. Sidney will address the media at the appropriate time in order to give everyone an update. As far as I know training camp hasn’t started yet.”

The reason the Penguins as an organization and Crosby as an individual are keeping mum on the topic likely has more to do with the day-by-day nature of concussions — particularly one that has caused as many problems as Crosby’s has. Frequent updates likely would be as informative as all of these second-hand reports we’ve been hearing and reading throughout the last seven months.