Concussions

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Weight Machine Targets The Neck To Prevent Concussions

At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.

04/10/2015

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Judge Lets Ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions Continue

The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

03/25/2015

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Minn. University’s Approach To Preventing Concussions Begins With The Neck

It is a hot topic dominating headlines across the country right now: concussions. Just this week, another star member of the NFL is calling it a career because of them. While research is still being conducted on concussions, a Minnesota university is helping sports teams — from high schoolers to pros — prevent concussions.

03/18/2015

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Former TE Ben Utecht Delivers Musical Message

Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?

12/25/2014

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Big Ten To Hire Trainers To Look For Concussions

An independent athletic trainer stationed in the video replay booth will be on the look-out for players who show visible signs of a concussion during Big Ten football games.

12/08/2014

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New Helmet Technology Could Help Curb Concussions

Concussions are a concern from youth football all the way to the pros. But a Twin Cities High School thinks they may have a method for keeping players safe and for cutting down on head injuries.

10/15/2014

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A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way

London Glen’s concussion story is all too familiar. “If something was too loud I would start getting a terrible headache,” Glen said. “Or if I was in some really bright light I would start getting a headache.” The 13-year-old missed nine weeks of school last year after a tough tackle in a seventh-grade football game.

09/18/2014

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Health Officials: 3K Concussions In MN High School Sports Last Year

For the first time in state history, the Minnesota Department of Health is releasing a report about how concussions are impacting high school athletes. Health department officials estimate that there were nearly 3,000 sports-related concussions in Minnesota schools last year.

09/04/2014

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Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

09/03/2014

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Study: Expensive Helmets Don’t Help In Stopping Concussions

A new study found the age and brand of football helmets doesn’t lower the risk for concussions. University of Wisconsin researchers looked at more than 2,000 high school football players.

08/19/2014

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Klobuchar Trying To Protect Young Minds From False Advertising

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions. The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.

08/07/2014

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Fmr. Viking Sidney Rice Announces His Retirement

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice’s decision two days before the start of training camp. The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk.

07/23/2014

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3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

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150 Minn. Youth Hockey Players Participating In Concussion Study

This fall, 150 Minnesota youth hockey players are taking part in a study that’s using a new concussion test to measure brainwaves. The studies’ directors believe the test could someday give parents an immediate diagnosis and peace of mind.

11/19/2013

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Former Gopher Part Of Lawsuit Against NCAA

A former Gopher football player is part of a new class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Joey Balthazor Jr. was a linebacker for the Gophers from 2009 to 2012. He is joining two other former college players to force the NCAA to establish a medical monitoring fund.

11/19/2013

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Twins Shut Down Mauer For Rest Of Season

The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with All-Star catcher Joe Mauer after having seen up close the damage concussions can do to a player. The Twins shut Mauer down for the rest of the season on Monday, saying it wasn’t worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he sustained on Aug. 19. The Twins have seven games left in what has been another miserable season for them, and Mauer’s injury only adds to the disappointment. He was hurt when he took a foul ball off his mask against the New York Mets and hasn’t played since.

09/23/2013

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Study: Pro Athletes’ Brain Injuries Could Now Receive Early Treatment

A new study is looking into the effects of concussions and brain injuries in former professional football players.

01/22/2013

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Wild’s Bouchard Slowly Returning From Vicious Concussion

The Wild don’t have many questions about their roster. They do have hope about one spot.

01/10/2013

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Rudolph, Smith Pass Concussion Tests For Vikings

While the Minnesota Vikings wait to see how star receiver Percy Harvin’s sprained left ankle responds in practice this week, they did receive some good news on the health of tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith.

11/28/2012

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Vikings Injuries: Rudolph, Smith Have Concussions

The Minnesota Vikings have two key starters who must pass post-concussion tests before they can be cleared for action, tight end Kyle Rudolph and strong safety Harrison Smith.

11/26/2012

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Youth Football: Concussion Concerns Push Participation Down

The number of concussions in youth football has been declining in recent years; concussion concerns are a big part of that.

10/17/2012

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Health Department Tracking Concussions In High School Athletes

For the first time, solid numbers are being collected in Minnesota on how concussions really affect high school athletes.

10/17/2012

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Youth Football Numbers Fall As Concussion Fears Rise

Concussions and head injures have become such a concern for some parents that they are encouraging their kids not to try out for football.

10/08/2012

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Vikings: Cook, Rudolph Recovering From Concussions

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook and tight end Kyle Rudolph are recovering from concussions.

08/19/2012

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Head Injury Awareness On The Rise In Youth Football

Concussions from playing football have become a growing concern at all levels of play, but especially in younger players. Kids can join tackle football leagues as early as in the third grade.

08/13/2012

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