Denard Span

Twins OF Span Cleared To Start Rehab Assignment

Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span has doctor’s clearance to begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, five weeks after suffering a concussion.


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Study Affirms Concussion Dangers To Young Athletes

A new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they’ve fully recovered.


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Bill Aims To Prevent Second Concussion In Athletes

The days of young athletes getting their “bells rung” and returning to competition right away may be on the way out in Minnesota.


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Bill Could Help Young Athletes Who Suffer Concussions

If a student returns to play too soon after suffering a concussion, there are growing concerns that it could cause permanent brain injury, even death. So, Minnesota lawmakers are talking about a concussion law for student athletes.


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Sen. Jungbauer Hit By Car While Jogging

A Minnesota Senator was hit by a car while out for a morning jog Wednesday.


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Koskie On The Concussion That Ended His Career

Good news for Twins fans: Justin Morneau played four innings at first base Friday and said he felt normal.


Justin Morneau plays in a spring training "B" game. (credit: Lisa Kummer)

Morneau In ‘B’ Game For Twins, Hits 3-Run Double

Minnesota Twins star Justin Morneau hit a three-run double in a spring training “B” game on Tuesday, the first time he’s played since a concussion sidelined him in July.


Pitcher Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Hammond Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox’s Beckett Has Mild Concussion Symptoms

Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett has mild concussion symptoms, according to the team, after he was hit in the back of the head on Monday during batting practice before Boston’s exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins at City of Palms Park.


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Morneau ‘Feels Fine’ After Workout With Team

Justin Morneau has taken the field with his Minnesota Twins teammates for the first time since sustaining a concussion in July.


Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during warm ups prior to playing the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

End Of The Line? Favre Inactive For Season Finale

Brett Favre’s career apparently ends with him on the sideline.


Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings wipes his eyes as he walks off the field after the New York Jets won 29-20 at New Meadowlands Stadium on Oct. 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, N.J. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Favre Listed As Doubtful For Eagles Game

Leslie Frazier counted Brett Favre out once before. He’s not about to do it again.


On Sept. 8, New York Jets "Gameday Host" Jenn Sterger revealed former team quarterback Brett Favre had sent her unwanted advances via text messages and graphic personal camera phone photos. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Favre Misses Practice Again With Concussion

Brett Favre has missed his second straight day of practice. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his quarterback is still showing symptoms from a concussion.


Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with teammate Joe Webb #14 as they leave the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Concussion Has Favre In Limbo; Webb Preps To Start

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing this week as if Brett Favre won’t be able to start because of a concussion that knocked him out of the last game.


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Wild’s Bouchard Eager, Nervous To Return

Pierre-Marc Bouchard is eager for his first game in 14 months for Minnesota. He says he’ll be a little nervous, too, coming back from a concussion.


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Pierre-Marc Bouchard Returns To Wild Wednesday

He has missed 112 of the last 113 games for the Minnesota Wild, but Wednesday night, Pierre-Marc Bouchard will see his name in the lineup card once again.