The 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.”
Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is “just being cautious with him.”
Minnesota Twins star prospect Byron Buxton is rejoining the big league squad for its four-game series in Baltimore this weekend. Twins officials made it official after Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Yankees, the last of a three-game sweep.
Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has a significant injury to his lower left leg. Loadholt limped off the field after the second play from scrimmage for the Vikings on Saturday night in their exhibition game against Tampa Bay.
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Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco left his start in the second inning against Toronto on Sunday with a sore right ankle. The team said Nolasco, who started the day 5-1 with a 5.12 ERA, would undergo an MRI.
The Minneapolis Fire Department says a 57-year-old man is in the hospital after a north Minneapolis fire Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins host the Oakland Athletics Monday night at Target Field, and one of the organization’s top young prospects will be in uniform. The Twins announced that Oswaldo Arcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain. To replace him on the roster, the Twins recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Class AAA Rochester.
Erik Haula replaced injured right wing Justin Fontaine for the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Minnesota Twins have put right-handed reliever Casey Fien on the disabled list because of a right shoulder strain. Fien was hurt in Wednesday’s game against Detroit.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has a mild strain of his left hip flexor muscle. Hughes started for the Twins on Wednesday against Detroit. He finished five innings before being removed.
Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as “discomfort.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that center Nikola Pekovic had successful surgery to repair his right Achilles. The surgery was done by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was called a debridement and repair of his right Achilles.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad had successful surgery to repair a ruptured ligament on the middle finger of his shooting hand.
The Minnesota Wild got their sixth straight win Monday night, but it came at a price with two players suffering significant injuries. The Wild announced Tuesday that Jason Zucker, the team’s second-leading scorer with 18 goals, is out with a broken collar bone.
Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio is out for Sunday night’s game at Detroit while still recovering from a left ankle injury. Rubio missed 42 games because of the injury.
Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was “definitely potential” of a long-term absence for Cooke.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday night that Robbie Hummel is out indefinitely after suffering a hand injury in the team’s loss at Atlanta.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday that forward Ronny Turiaf will have arthroscopic hip surgery this week and will be sidelined indefinitely.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that guard Kevin Martin underwent successful right wrist surgery and will be sidelined about six to eight weeks. Martin suffered the injury during the first quarter of the Timberwolves’ 115-99 win over the New York Knicks last Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings are having injury trouble in the middle of their offensive line. Center John Sullivan and right guard Vlad Ducasse were hurt on the same play Sunday in the first quarter at Buffalo, and neither returned to the game.
On the third day of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard at each other as Nikola Pekovic watched from the baseline seats dressed in jogging pants and a T-shirt. The image immediately conjured concerns that the oft-injured big man was hurt again. In reality, it was just the opposite.