Cleared Of Concussion Tests, Rhodes Practices With VikingsMinnesota Vikings corner back Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week.
Gophers CB Boddy-Calhoun Won't Need Surgery On Injured KneeThe Minnesota Golden Gophers finally got a little good news on the injury front. Coach Jerry Kill says star cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun will not need surgery on the knee he injured last Saturday against Ohio. Kill would not say if Boddy-Calhoun would be available this weekend in the Big Ten opener at Northwestern.
Asiata Out With Concussion For Vikings Vs. PackersMinnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a concussion. Asiata has not yet been cleared to practice. Running back Jerick McKinnon was listed as probable to play the Packers after participating in Friday's practice on a limited basis. Recently signed veteran Ben Tate could get some time at running back.
Man Injured In Violent Robbery Near ‘U’ Shares StoryA concussion and a broken nose are the physical signs of what happened Tom Lancaster early Saturday morning near the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. "I spent a lot of the day vomiting," Lancaster said. But he says the group of four men that robbed and beat him hurt his sense of security the most.
Wild Lose Star Parise To ConcussionMinnesota Wild star Zach Parise has a concussion that will keep him out indefinitely. Parise did not travel with the Wild on their three-game road trip, starting Thursday in Ottawa. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the diagnosis to reporters after the team's morning skate, calling the injury "obviously a big blow" to the Wild. Parise was hurt Tuesday during a 4-1 defeat by Pittsburgh. Yeo said the concussion came on during the course of the game.
Vikings C Sullivan Returns From ConcussionMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday.
Concussion Lawsuit Vs. NHL Filed In Federal CourtThe consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.
20-Month-Old Chaska Boy Recovering From 3-Story FallTwo seconds is all it took for one Twin Cities family to have the scare of their life. Three weeks ago, 20-month-old Nathan Stoll fell three stories from his apartment window to the cement sidewalk below. He's still recovering, and his parents are sharing his story with the hope of keeping other children safe.
NHL Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated In Minnesota Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul.
Good Questions: Clean Recyclables, Itching & Seeing StarsCheri from Marshall wants to know: How much do you have to clean something you recycle? Hennepin County spokesperson Angie Timmons says recyclables don't require scrubbing or dishwasher treatment, but you should give it a quick rinse.
Twins Relieved Buxton Only Has ConcussionThe Minnesota Twins are relieved that prized center field prospect Byron Buxton only has a concussion following a violent outfield collision with a teammate. In Buxton's first game for Double-A New Britain on Wednesday, Buxton suffered a head injury bad enough to knock him unconscious for about 10 minutes. He ran into right fielder Mike Kvasnicka after both of them ran full speed for a fly ball in the fifth inning.
Twins Star Mauer Underperforming At New PositionJoe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins have yet to reap any rewards from his switch to first base. Mauer reluctantly gave up his job as the catcher to better protect himself from another concussion.