The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve released tight end John Carlson. Carlson, a Litchfield, Minn. native, spent two seasons with the Vikings that were filled with injuries. In those two seasons, he appeared in 27 games with 14 starts.
The Minnesota Twins announced Saturday morning that one of their top minor league prospects will miss the entire 2014 season with an elbow injury. Twins officials said third baseman Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow.
It’s an exciting and a bit of a strange time for the Minnesota Wild, who are ready to make a push in the final 23 games, but are unsure of who will be available off the injured list.
Nikolai Pekovic did not practice Tuesday and will not play Wednesday with an ankle injury. Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a broken thumb. Between injuries and a 25-28 record heading into the All-Star break, the future is very uncertain for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves would probably have to go 20 and 10, or maybe even 22 and 8 for the rest of the way to make the playoffs. The task is again becoming daunting, and forward Corey Brewer is painfully aware. “We need a win before All-Star break. We got a lot of injuries, man,” Brewer said. “It’s tough when you have injuries.” They are indeed a team riddled with current injuries, and frustrated by another sub-par season. Healthy or not, the Wolves cannot get stops on defense.
Minnesota will be without leading scorer Andre Hollins for a while. Gophers coach Richard Pitino said Saturday that the junior shooting guard’s sprained left ankle was more severe than anticipated.
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been cleared to return from the broken left foot that has kept him out of the last 14 games. The Wild said after the pre-game skate Thursday morning that Parise will play against Chicago. He last suited up Dec. 22.
Minnesota is one of the healthiest states in the nation, and our cold and snowy winters don’t stop runners. There are some unique hazards connected to winter running that can cause serious injuries, even to experienced runners. Runner Jeff Dehler says his biggest concerns with winter running is slipping and falling on the ice.
Authorities in Chippewa Falls say heavy snow fell onto the roof of a shed where two young children were playing, crushing them both. Ten-year-old Nelson Nolt and 7-year-old Norma Nolt were hospitalized yesterday in serious condition.
If you have a baby or toddler in the family, you know the importance of high chairs. But in Health Watch, a new study finds that high chair injuries are on the rise.
The Minnesota Vikings are back from a painful road trip. Not only did the Vikings give up the lead Sunday in Baltimore three times in the fourth quarter on their way to another last-second loss, they saw star running back Adrian Peterson and several others suffer significant injuries.
The St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a hit-and-run incident Sunday.
Right tackle Phil Loadholt and cornerback Chris Cook are among seven players unlikely to play for the Minnesota Vikings against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.
The Twin Cities may be an urban environment, but wildlife still surrounds the area. Living in close quarters can sometimes cause injuries to animals, and that’s where the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center steps in – a non-profit that’s having one of its busiest years ever. For more than 30 years, it’s been the healing sanctuary for sick and injured animals from all over Minnesota. Veterinarian Renee Schott says the center takes in a variety of animals.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been listed as probable for Monday’s night game against the New York Giants after missing some practice time this week because of tightness in his hamstring.