Concussions

Mauer: Concussion Symptoms Blurred My Vision At The PlateThe concussion Joe Mauer sustained in August 2013 effectively ended his career as a catcher, and since transitioning to first base the Minnesota Twins icon has been in diminished state with the bat.
Rams Cornerback Fined $23K For Hit On Teddy BridgewaterSt. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has been fined $23,152 by the NFL for his hit that left Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a concussion. Joyner made a shoulder-first hit on Bridgewater, who returned to practice Thursday after his head hit hard against the turf early in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Mayo Developing Blood Test For Concussion DetectionDays after the Vikings' quarterback took a major hit to the head, new research suggests there may be a new way to detect concussions by way of a simple blood test. Researchers at Orlando Health found that a blood test correctly identified traumatic brain injuries in 94 percent of the cases studied.
5 Steps The NFL Uses For Players Recovering From ConcussionsFrom little league to professional sports, concussions have been in the news constantly as of late. Doctors say the head injuries are a serious problem. The National Football League's team doctors use a sideline concussion assessment tool to evaluate players suspected of suffering a concussion.
5 Most Common Injuries Suffered In The NFLThe hearts of Green Bay Packers fans broke this week when they learned receiver Jordy Nelson, a favorite target of MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will be sidelined for the year with a "significant right knee injury."
New Eye Technology Can Help Diagnose Brain Injuries FasterBrain injuries are the No. 1 cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new technology that looks at your eyes can help doctors diagnose brain injuries better than any other tool.
Minnesota High School Football Practice Rules Change For Player SafetyThe Minnesota State High School League has changed the rules for football practice. The changes are not unique to Minnesota. High school leagues across the country are taking steps to limit the amount of contact players have during practice.
Soccer Players At High Risk For ConcussionsThe Schwan's USA Cup has been going on for three decades, drawing teams from around the world to Minnesota. But organizers are taking some different precautions this year. They have three team doctors in place to look closely for concussions.
Former Gopher And NFL Player Shares Challenges Of Brain TrainingBen Utecht is used to training for game day on the field, but at the Learning RX facility in Savage where he's working to strengthen his memory retention skills, the work is tough.
Weight Machine Targets The Neck To Prevent ConcussionsAt Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.
Judge Lets Ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions ContinueThe 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.
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.

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