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Report: John Carlson will not retire despite concussion history

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson’s injury history, specifically his five reported concussions, will not deter the Litchfield, Minn. native from returning to football next season, per a Star Tribune report.

Carlson, who turns 30 in May, suffered his third concussion in six NFL seasons on the snowy turf in […]

Playing at higher altitudes could result in fewer concussions

By Mike Florio

Concussions are an inevitable part of football, and other sports and activities. But now that sensitivity to concussions has increased, possible trends are emerging. Via the Los Angeles Times, here’s an intriguing one. At higher altitudes, concussions could be less prevalent. A new study published by the Journal of Orthopaedic and […]

Concussions end John Carlson’s season, maybe his career

By Michael David Smith

Vikings tight end John Carlson’s latest concussion has ended his season. It may also end his career. The Vikings announced today that Carlson has been placed on injured reserve and will not play in the final two games of 2013. What is unclear now is whether the 29-year-old Carlson has […]

Purple People Eaters member Gary Larsen opens up about concussions

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

An interview with Gary Larsen, one of the famed Purple People Eaters from the late 1960’s, early ’70’s, appeared today on Deadspin. In it, Larsen talks about his current life and looks back on how concussions were treated when he played for the Vikings.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview, which can […]

Adrian Peterson opens with a bang, but Vikings fizzle, lose to Lions

DETROIT — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings […]