Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is describing the extremely rough time he had, dealing with a season-ending concussion. The injury caused enough concern that it forced Mauer’s move from catcher to first base.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow. Turiaf was injured Friday night in Minnesota’s victory over Oklahoma City when he took a nasty spill after getting tangled up with Nick Collison.
More than 12,000 athletes will run the 26.2-mile course on Sunday as part of the 32nd-annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon — beginning in Minneapolis and ending St. Paul — in what’s called the most beautiful urban marathon in the country.
A Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured — we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.
Minnesota starting cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Boddy-Calhoun was hurt last week at New Mexico State. Coach Jerry Kill revealed the injury on Tuesday. He said he expected Boddy-Calhoun to qualify for a medical redshirt from the NCAA, which would give him two more years of eligibility.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno has soreness in his throwing shoulder. Deduno was pulled from his start against Kansas City on Thursday after three innings because of discomfort. He gave up four hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four. Deduno was bothered by biceps tendinitis around the shoulder earlier this month.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he is hopeful he will have defensive tackle Kevin Williams back from a knee injury in time for the season opener at Detroit. Williams was injured on a low block in a game against San Francisco on Sunday night.
Police discovered two dead bodies after responding to a shooting in south Minneapolis Sunday night. Minneapolis Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police received the call at 8:28 p.m. reporting shots fired in an alley along the 2600 block of 18th Avenue South.
Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has his legs back, which means he can go deep again. “Really it was just rest for me. And then just after that getting treatment and just trying to stay off it as much as possible,” Simpsons said. “We have great trainers here, so they told me the right things to do.” You could see it this summer when he worked out at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Simpson looked like he loved the game again, and loved running routes.
The Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be performed as scheduled Friday night, a day after an actor playing the comic book hero was badly injured during the show. “Tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. The technical elements of the show are all in good working order, and we can confirm that equipment malfunction was not a factor in the incident,” said Rick Miramontez, a show spokesman. The injured actor, Daniel Curry, suffered an injury during the Thursday night performance
As NFL training camps begin, there’s a forgotten delegation – the players still hoping for an invite. Former Gopher Michael Carter is in that camp, but he brought in a top-flight tutor to help him out. Carter’s working on getting back to 100 percent after an injury in the Vikings mini-camp cut short his immediate goal.
Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus will sit out Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Dream while recovering from a sprained left ankle. Augustus injured the ankle in Minnesota’s 32-point win over Phoenix on Sunday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is being slowed by a hip-muscle tear that an aide says could limit his public schedule while he recovers. Deputy Chief of Staff Bob Hume says the 66-year-old governor injured the muscle over the weekend and was checked out at the Mayo Clinic on Monday.
Ryan Boldt has all the tools — a strong arm, a good bat, and great speed. The only thing missing from his resume is his senior season. That was lost to injury, and maybe his draft status was as well.