It was a mozzarella stick that nearly did Sidney Crosby in.
Sitting in a local restaurant a couple weeks back, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain knew that he was in trouble immediately after biting into the breading with a broken jaw full of smashed teeth.
In fact, he had to reach into his throat and pry out the hot rubbery cheese to keep from choking on it. As you might imagine, it was a harrowing experience.
“It caught me by surprise,” Crosby recalled Tuesday.