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1-On-1 With Joe Mauer On Concussion, 1st Base Move

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is describing the extremely rough time he had, dealing with a season-ending concussion. The injury caused enough concern that it forced Mauer’s move from catcher to first base.

11/12/2013

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Twins Announce Joe Mauer Moving To First Base

The Minnesota Twins made a significant announcement involving star catcher Joe Mauer on Monday about his future with the team. Twins officials announced that Mauer will no longer catch for the team and instead will take over full-time duties at first base starting next season.

11/11/2013

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QB Ponder Likely To Start For Vikings Vs. Packers

Just when things appeared to be settling with the Minnesota Vikings quarterback situation, they got unsettled again. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Wednesday that Josh Freeman showed up to Winter Park on Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms after the team’s 23-7 loss to the Giants Monday night.

10/23/2013

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Mauer Still Not Clear Of Concussion Symptoms

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has not cleared his concussion symptoms yet. Mauer was missing from the lineup for the 16th straight game Friday, when the Twins started a series against Toronto. The All-Star said after taking batting practice he had “a good day,” but the recovery process has been slow. Mauer said there’s no timetable for his return but that he hopes to be back “sooner than later.” He was hurt on Aug. 19, hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

09/06/2013

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Joe Mauer Set On Returning This Season

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he’s feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.

08/29/2013

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Joe Mauer To Remain On Concussion List

The Minnesota Twins say All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is not going to be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the team begins a homestand next week. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said doctors have told Mauer to rest until at least Tuesday, the day he would be eligible to come off the concussion disabled list. Mauer was placed on the list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday.

08/24/2013

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Joe Mauer Recovering From Concussion

Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

08/23/2013

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In Case Of Concussion, South Metro Schools Testing Athletes Beforehand

Serious injuries are an unfortunate part of school sports, but efforts are under way in Minnesota to protect young athletes from long-term damage.

08/22/2013

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Twins Activate OF Ramirez From Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the disabled list after missing 69 games with concussion problems. Ramirez was first put on the disabled list on May 26. He struggled with lingering symptoms for quite a while before beginning a rehab assignment three weeks ago. Ramirez says he sought the counsel of Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who has a long history with concussions.

08/12/2013

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Local Woman With Brain Injury Turns To Concussion Doctor

Toni Scribner is at her best first thing in the morning. It’s when she walks around the neighborhood, makes her own breakfast or even gets dressed –- all things she couldn’t do three months ago.

04/15/2013

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Boy, 15, Slowly Rebounding After Struck By Bus

On March 18, 15-year-old Alec O’Connell was running with the Wayzata track team when he was hit by a bus near Plymouth Creek Elementary School.

04/04/2013

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Wild F Bouchard Back From Another Concussion

The Minnesota Wild finished last season bracing for the worst news about one of their best forwards. Pierre-Marc Bouchard was still bothered by post-concussion symptoms in the second extended absence of his now-threatened career.

01/15/2013

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Bears’ Cutler Not Sure He’ll Play This Week

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says he is not sure if he will play this week against the Minnesota Vikings after missing Monday’s loss at San Francisco because of a concussion.

11/20/2012

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Robert Griffin III Returns To Redskins’ Practice

There was a major sigh of relief at Redskins Park Wednesday when Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced and showed no effects from a mild concussion.

10/10/2012

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Henderson Closer, But Not Quite Ready For Vikings

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson is closer to returning from the concussion that has kept him out of the last two games.

10/03/2012

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