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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

Concussions, Head Injuries

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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NFL Legend Tackles Concussions

Concussions is a hot topic today in the NFL. Former quarterback Joe Theismann is well aware of this, and well aware of the risks inherent in suiting up for the game.

06/16/2012

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Injured Softball Player Leads Push For Protective Face Masks

When you think of sports injuries, you probably think high intensity, contact sports like hockey and football. However, in southern Minnesota, softball coaches are trying to highlight the risk of the game – and push for more protective gear.

03/27/2012

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Teens Make Group For Athletes With Concussions

Each year, dozens of high school athletes are forced to drop out of their favorite sport due to a concussion. Now there’s a new concussion support group that’s helping young athletes.

03/02/2012

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