Injuries

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With Bridgewater Uncertain, Ponder Waits In Wings

Teddy Bridgewater is progressing. But will he be ready for kickoff against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday? It could be a game-day decision. Remember two years ago when Christian Ponder had to give way to Joe Webb in the playoffs? It’s ironic that Ponder now serves as the backup. He’s waiting in the wings to prove he can still play.

09/30/2014

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Vikings QB Bridgewater Leaves With Ankle Injury

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has left the game against Atlanta in the fourth quarter with an injured ankle. Bridgewater appeared to be hurt while scrambling toward the end zone a play before Minnesota scored a touchdown to go up 35-28. He remained in the game and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Rhett Ellison before limping off.

09/28/2014

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Wild Goalie Harding Has Broken Foot

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how.

09/17/2014

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Small Plane Crash In Longville

A small plane crashed at the airport in Longville with at least two people aboard. The crash in northern Minnesota happened around midday Tuesday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The plane caught fire, and its pilot and passenger were taken to a hospital in Brainerd.

09/17/2014

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Vikings List CB Rhodes, DT Floyd As Questionable

The Minnesota Vikings have listed two starters, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, as questionable for their game against New England.

09/12/2014

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09/11/2014

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Firefighters Rescue Man From Mpls. Grain Bin

It took firefighters from a special rescue unit hours to reach a man who had fallen 60 feet in an empty grain bin in Minneapolis. According to fire crews, the man fell into a silo located near Thomas and Glenwood Avenues around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

08/21/2014

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Captain Munnerlyn Activated From PUP List

Cordarrelle Patterson and Captain Munnerlyn made their training camp debuts for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday after missing the first four days with injuries. Munnerlyn, the free agent cornerback from Carolina, was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

07/30/2014

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Plouffe Goes On DL With Injured Abdominal Muscle

The Minnesota Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique muscle and recalled Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe sustained the injury in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers while diving for Ian Kinsler’s infield single.

06/15/2014

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Health Watch: More Doctors Seeing Injuries Due To High-Tech Gadgets

In our 24/7 world, many of us have become obsessed with our high tech devices, but when we don’t use them correctly or just plain overdo it, we may get some aches and pains. Doctors say they’re seeing more cases of things like tablet neck, smart phone finger and mouse tendonitis.

05/26/2014

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10 Embarrassing MLB Player Injuries

Throughout the course of the 162 game baseball season, players will often miss a couple of games, land on the DL or simply just be given a day off due to a variety of reasons.

05/23/2014

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Holiday Weekend Marks Start Of Summer Injuries

Every year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. “The most common thing that we see are falls,” Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.

05/23/2014

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Wild Bring Defenseman Keith Ballard Back To Lineup

The Minnesota Wild have returned defenseman Keith Ballard to the lineup for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal against Chicago. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the change after the pre-game skate Tuesday. Ballard replaced Nate Prosser on the third blue line pair.

05/06/2014

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Lynx G Monica Wright Out After Knee Surgery

The Minnesota Lynx announced Sunday night that guard Monica Wright is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Team officials said Wright, who is the back-up at point guard to Lindsay Whalen, had arthroscopic knee surgery on her left knee on Friday.

04/28/2014

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Wild Call Up Goalie Curry, Forward Dowell From AHL

The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie John Curry and forward Jake Dowell from the AHL. The 30-year-old Curry is 7-9-2 with a 2.62 goals against average and .920 save percentage this season for the Iowa Wild.

04/02/2014

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4 Injured In Sibley County Crash

Four people were injured following a broadside crash in Arlington, Minn. late Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Shortly before 6 p.m., a 2012 Ford Focus was traveling southbound on County Road 9 and 2008 Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Highway 19 when they collided.

03/30/2014

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Backstrom, Zucker Have Surgeries For Wild

Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom and forward Jason Zucker had surgery this week to address injuries that ended their seasons. The Wild announced Wednesday that Backstrom had surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday on a core muscle injury. The injury bothered Backstrom for much of the season. He went 5-11-2 with a 3.02 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. He has not played since Jan. 30. The team says it expects him to be fully recovered in time for next season.

03/26/2014

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Vikings Release TE John Carlson

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.

03/05/2014

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Twins Prospect Sano Out For Season With Elbow Injury

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.

03/01/2014

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After Olympics, Wild Dealing With Uncertainty At Key Positions

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.

02/25/2014

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Injuries, Trade Rumors Leave Timberwolves Season Uncertain

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.

02/19/2014

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Timberwolves Need Their Groove Back, And Fast

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.

02/12/2014

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Gophers Likely Miss Hollins For At Least 2 Games

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.

01/25/2014

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Parise Returns From Foot Injury For Wild

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.

01/23/2014

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Tips For Safe Winter Running

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.

01/20/2014

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