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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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Vikings LB Henderson Out With Concussion

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson has missed his second straight day of practice because of a concussion.

09/20/2012

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Twins’ Parmelee Doing Well After Being Hit In Head

The Minnesota Twins say first baseman Chris Parmelee “is doing well” a day after he was hit in the head by a pitch from Boston’s Justin Thomas. A Twins spokesman says Parmelee was examined again by team doctors on Thursday and showed no signs of a concussion. He is listed as day to day.

04/26/2012

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Love Back At Practice, Unsure If He’ll Play Sunday

Clean-shaven Timberwolves star Kevin Love says he’s feeling better after his concussion but is still unsure about playing in Minnesota’s next game.

04/21/2012

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Love Feeling Better, Unsure If He’ll Return This Season

He says he’s feeling better, but Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love says he doesn’t know if he’ll play again this season.

04/19/2012

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Kevin Love Will Have Concussion Tests On Wednesday

Kevin Love has finally turned a corner in his recovery from a recent concussion, and the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star says he’s ready to take the necessary tests to return to the court.

04/17/2012

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Kevin Love Out Again

Minnesota forward Kevin Love was not with the team for Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers because of a concussion and a neck strain.

04/16/2012

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Love Out Vs. Clippers With Concussion

Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love has been cleared to return to Minnesota, but it is uncertain when his concussion will allow him to return to the court.

04/12/2012

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Morneau Returns For Twins After Concussion Issues

Justin Morneau is healthy and ready to go for the Minnesota Twins. But he knows there are no guarantees that the concussion issues of the last two seasons are over.

02/24/2012

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Out With Concussion, Bouchard Practices Patience

Pierre-Marc Bouchard says he’s trying to stay positive after suffering another concussion.

01/11/2012

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Ponder Returns To Practice For Vikings, Will Start

Christian Ponder has passed all his concussion tests and is expected to start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the season finale against Chicago on Sunday.

12/28/2011

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Vikings LG Steve Hutchinson Suffers Concussion

Minnesota Vikings left guard Steve Hutchinson is recovering from a concussion.

12/19/2011

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Referee Put On Leave Over Accusations Of Hurting Player

A hockey referee accused of pushing and injuring a teenage player has been placed on leave.

12/13/2011

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Hockey Coach, Parent Accuse Referee Of Hurting Player

A hockey team wants answers after they say a referee went way too far. Scott didn’t want us to use his last name to protect his son’s identity. His 14-year-old son ended up with a concussion from hitting his head on the ice.

12/06/2011

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Span Nervous, Excited To Play Again For Twins

Denard Span has returned to the Minnesota Twins’ lineup for the first time in more than five weeks.

09/21/2011

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Span Unsure If He Will Return To Twins

Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span says the dizziness still “comes and goes” and he has a lower energy level from a concussion suffered June 3 and is unsure if he will return this season.

09/14/2011

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