Injuries

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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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Snow Collapses Shed Roof In Wis., 2 Children Hurt

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.

12/31/2013

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Health Watch: High Chair Injuries On The Rise

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.

12/10/2013

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Peterson Injury Tops List In Painful Vikings Loss

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.

12/09/2013

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St. Paul Police: Hit-&-Run With Injuries On Grand Ave.

The St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a hit-and-run incident Sunday.

11/24/2013

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At Least 5 Vikings Ruled Out For Game Against Redskins

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.

11/06/2013

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Wildlife Rehab Center Sees Big Increase In Patients

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.

10/19/2013

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Peterson Probable, Kalil Questionable For Vikings

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.

10/19/2013

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Vikings S Harrison Smith Ruled Out For Giants Game

The Minnesota Vikings have ruled starting safety Harrison Smith out for the game against the New York Giants on Monday night because of turf toe on his left foot. Smith was injured Sunday against Carolina, and the Vikings fear the injury could require surgery.

10/18/2013

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2 Arrested, 1 Injured In Stearns County Shooting

A 33-year-old man is in the hospital and two people have been arrested after a shooting in St. Augusta, Minn. late Wednesday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

10/16/2013

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Timberwolves’ Budinger Out Indefinitely With Knee Injury

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will be out indefinitely to have surgery on his injured left knee. The Timberwolves announced the news Friday, three days before the team is set to open training camp.

09/27/2013

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Cassel Gets Start At QB Against Steelers In London

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in place of injured Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings said Friday that Cassel will replace Ponder, who sustained a fractured rib in last weekend’s 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

09/27/2013

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When Running, Don’t Open Yourself Up To Injury

Running is something most do for different reasons. Whether you want to lose a couple of pounds or test yourself somewhere like the Twin Cities Marathon, you want to hit your stride the right way.

09/26/2013

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‘U Of M’ Expert Questions If CrossFit Benefits Outweigh Risks

Five years ago, the word CrossFit probably wouldn’t mean a thing to any of us. Now, things have changed and Crossfit is all the rage. However, not everyone is convinced that CrossFit is a good thing.

09/25/2013

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Ponder Expects To Play Despite Sore Ribs

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s playing status for Sunday’s NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt because of a rib injury. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that practice on Wednesday will “be a big signal in what direction we’ll have to go,” with a decision expected by Friday.

09/25/2013

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Joe Mauer Set On Returning This Season

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he’s feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.

08/29/2013

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