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Vikings place John Carlson on IR, elevate two to active roster

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson’s season took an unfortunate, and predictable, turn on Saturday when the team placed him on injured reserve following his fifth documetned concussion in a Dec. 8 loss at Baltimore. He missed Sunday’s win over the Eagles and will miss the Vikings’ final two games at the Cincinnati Bengals and season finale against the Detroit Lions.

Carlson, 29, has a history of brain injuries that dates back to two reported concussions while at Notre Dame. In January 2011, Carlson hit his head on the frozen turf at Soldier Field in the Seattle…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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