Some good news to pass along from Justin Morneau. The Twins first baseman, who suffered a concussion July 7 and didn't return last season, has resumed his workouts. "The road to recovery is going well," Morneau wrote in an e-mail to the Star Tribune. "I started working out again this week, and I am feeling pretty good. It has been a long and frustrating road, but feels good to be able to function normally on a day-to-day basis. "The first couple of workouts have gone well, and I am sure I will be more than over-anxious to get spring training and the season started once February rolls around." Morneau will be signing autographs Saturday from 11 a.m. -- 12 p.m., at the Twins Majestic Clubhouse Store at Target Field. As part of Morneau's Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive, those who donate a coat will receive 15 percent off an in-store purchase. Morneau will be wearing the Twins' new alternate road uniform (see right, only his will be No. 33, of course). I've been told that will be the Twins' only … [Read more...] about Morneau: Road to recovery is going well
A Disaster Recovery Center is opening in north Minneapolis today to provide services and resources to residents affected by Sunday’s tornado. Basic supplies will be available, including tarps, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, diapers, etc. Interpreter services will be available at the center for people who need help in languages other than English. On Wednesday, free bus transportation will also be provided for folks who want to go to the Disaster Recovery Center from five locations: • Northeast Armory at 1025 Broadway St. NE Buses will depart every half hour from these sites, beginning at 8:45 a.m. … [Read more...] about Disaster Recovery Center opens to serve residents affected by tornado
A day after the tornado recovery effort drew crowds to the Minneapolis Convention Center, the city announced that a Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday at 9 a.m. closer to the affected zone - in the Farview Park recreation center at 621 29th Av. N. From the city's news release: The City of Minneapolis and many partners are continuing their efforts to get folks back in their homes, ensure their safety and provide the assistance and resources they need to make it through this difficult time. The site is located close to the area hardest hit by the tornado, and will provide a number of services that will assist residents and small businesses with both short-term and long-term recovery issues. The available services will include: * Basic supplies will be available, including tarps, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, diapers, etc. More info is available here. … [Read more...] about Disaster recovery center opens Wednesday on North Side
Young people may take longer to recover after their second or third concussion, a new study suggests. Researchers typically believe the average athlete needs up to two weeks to stop having symptoms - such as headaches and memory problems - after a concussion. But in the new study, children and young adults who had just suffered their second concussion in the last year took an average of 35 days to get back to normal. "We have to be cautious in terms of after two weeks, if you still have symptomatic athletes, that you're not trying to hurry them back," said Dr. Paul Comper, a concussion researcher from the University of Toronto. "The most important piece of information that comes out of this study is, if you've had prior concussions, the 10- to 14-day (recovery) thing may be completely out the window," Comper, who wasn't involved in the new study, told Reuters Health. "For you, it might be a month." He said the findings aren't totally surprising - it's clear that multiple head injuries … [Read more...] about Repeat concussions can mean longer recovery for kids
Let's begin with the first step. We (as fans) are powerless over the team. No matter how hard I cheer, how much I swear, or whatever I throw, the game is out of my control. In order for their to be a change, we have to accept this fact. The 3-13 season an abomination. Well, after the 6-10 season of 2010 it is more a downward spiral. All this after coming a couple of plays (or thugs) from being in the 2009-10 Super Bowl. Left staring at the mess that was once among the most feared in the NFL. No more Brett Favre. Half the Williams wall gone. Offensive linemen, wide receivers, linebackers gone. Some remain. But not the same team that should have beat the Saints that fateful game two seasons ago. I suppose inventory should be taken. it is an important step. What do we have? The first thing that comes to mind is RB Adrian Peterson. Drafted in 2007, he has been almost saint-like, were it not for a fumbling spell a few years ago, and the recent injury, he might already be canonized. He … [Read more...] about Villaume: A Vikings’ Recovery. The Steps to Playoff Football.