Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has a sprained right ankle, forcing him out of the game against Milwaukee. Arcia was hurt Thursday after leading off the sixth inning with a double. When Trevor Plouffe whiffed on his bunt attempt, the Brewers caught Arcia with too big a lead off second base. Arcia rolled his right ankle when he tried to plant his foot and retreat and was picked off as he dived back into the bag.
Blaine High School’s Caleb Butler can run. In fact, he can do just about anything he sets his mind to. That’s what makes him special, according to Coach Rob Nick. “He’s a coach’s dream. He does everything we ask of him, his effort is always outstanding, he gives us 100 percent,” Nick said. “He’s just an amazing athlete. His strength is unbelievable, and for a kid to be 6’3′, 220 and to run 110 hurdles. He ran 300 hurdles, shot disc, he’s going to run a 4X1 for us.”
Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle will miss three to four weeks with a sprained knee. The Wild announced the timetable for Coyle’s recovery on Sunday night. The second-year player was hurt Saturday night in the team’s overtime loss to Anaheim. Left wing Jason Zucker was recalled from Iowa of the AHL to take Coyle’s place. Zucker played in 20 games last season. Both Coyle and Zucker are 21, part of the Wild’s promising young core. Coyle was centering the second line, between Dany Heatley and Nino Niederreiter.
Kevin Love showed up for the start of Minnesota Timberwolves training camp eager to put last season behind him, and it’s hard to blame him. Love played in only 18 games last season because of a right hand that was broken twice and a minor knee injury. Some fans turned on him as well, so Love threw himself into a rigorous training regimen this summer and comes back with something to prove. Love showed up with a chiseled frame and ready to reclaim his spot as the league’s best power forward.
The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with All-Star catcher Joe Mauer after having seen up close the damage concussions can do to a player. The Twins shut Mauer down for the rest of the season on Monday, saying it wasn’t worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he sustained on Aug. 19. The Twins have seven games left in what has been another miserable season for them, and Mauer’s injury only adds to the disappointment. He was hurt when he took a foul ball off his mask against the New York Mets and hasn’t played since.
The Minnesota Twins say All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is not going to be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the team begins a homestand next week. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said doctors have told Mauer to rest until at least Tuesday, the day he would be eligible to come off the concussion disabled list. Mauer was placed on the 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.
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.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a late scratch against the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.
Brandon Roy is considering retirement again after being unable to shake the knee issues that have plagued him in recent years.
Ricky Rubio knows that there are a lot of expectations being put on his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He knows he is being cast as the missing piece that will magically make everything better as soon as he hits the court.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been listed as doubtful to play the rival Packers on Sunday because of a sprained left ankle.
Concussions is a hot topic today in the NFL. Former quarterback Joe Theismann is well aware of this, and well aware of the risks inherent in suiting up for the game.
The family of a young baseball player know that dangerous accidents can happen on the diamond. During a game for Hamel, a ball ricocheted off Jake Arneson’s bat and struck him in the eye. He wasn’t wearing an optional facemask.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a different mindset than the average professional athlete.
Local free-lance journalist and hockey parent Karen Schneider of Minneapolis talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Thursday
Good news for Twins fans: Justin Morneau played four innings at first base Friday and said he felt normal.