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Vikings fear Cedric Griffin has torn ACL

Minnesota Vikings starting cornerback Cedric Griffin may have a long off-season ahead of him, as the team is concerned that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on the overtime kickoff.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Griffin is expected to get an MRI soon, but the Vikings fear he has a torn ACL and possibly a torn MCL.

Griffin suffered the injury on the overtime kickoff, a play that proved costly for the Vikings when Saints return man Pierre Thomas picked up 40 yards. With Griffin out for overtime, the Vikings had to turn to rookie Asher Allen, who was flagged for defensive holding on the drive that set up the Saints’ game-winning field goal.

Griffin started all 16 games for the Vikings during the regular season. If he does have a torn ACL, he may not be back at full speed by the start of the 2010 season.

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24 Responses to “Vikings fear Cedric Griffin has torn ACL”
  1. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 25, 2010 11:55 AM

    5 fumbles and a history of losing The Big One might have ended Cedric Griffin’s career. Good job, Purple Pee Pee Eaters.

  2. LBPACKFAN says: Jan 25, 2010 11:57 AM

    Oh man that’s too bad. Hope he is ok.

  3. vikingcole says: Jan 25, 2010 12:10 PM

    I feel bad for Griffin but this may be a blessing in disguise. It might just force the team to invest in a big name corner like Dunta Robinson this off-season. Hell of a year Vikes.

  4. sven_ftw says: Jan 25, 2010 12:11 PM

    1. God’s Own Silver and Blue says: January 25, 2010 11:55 AM
    5 fumbles and a history of losing The Big One might have ended Cedric Griffin’s career. Good job, Purple Pee Pee Eaters.
    ————
    well, aren’t you a butt hurt little prick? “god’s team.” right…

  5. Ambrose says: Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    Nobody likes to see a player injured badly enough to jeopardize his career. A good old-fashioned ass-kicking…yes, career-ending injury…no. These Viking related links are coming up so fast it is hard to keep up. But for the record, anytime I can get under somebody’s skin deep enough to make them flip out, I consider it a victory. I expect Pervy will be reading this at some point.
    2009 PFT Season-ending Standings:
    Ambrose…1
    Pervy Harvin…0
    See you next year. The two (2) wins over the Packers gets you an “at a boy” and a “good for you.”

  6. swede700 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    Cedric Griffin’s career isn’t over, moron…

  7. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:31 PM

    I wonder why your best corner would be on a kickoff team?

  8. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 25, 2010 12:34 PM

    Lots of svens and swedes in this thread (the overpowering stench of lutefisk gives it away every time). Did the film break at “Mamma Mia!” at the dollar cinema or something?

  9. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 25, 2010 12:40 PM

    don’t put a bunch of smack talk on boards about an injured player.

  10. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 12:43 PM

    Ambrose – Do you know where your old lady is?? I do. She says you should spend more time working her than the computer keys. Keep posting…I take care her.

  11. reuben4boston says: Jan 25, 2010 12:44 PM

    #
    # vikingcole says: January 25, 2010 12:10 PM
    I feel bad for Griffin but this may be a blessing in disguise. It might just force the team to invest in a big name corner like Dunta Robinson this off-season. Hell of a year Vikes.
    ————————–
    The vikes wont be able to afford any high end corner on the market. THey were in the elite eight of the NFL, and thus can only sign one free agent roughly 4.5 million dollars worth.
    “The rule will restrict the final eight teams in the playoffs from signing free agents. The final four teams shall not be permitted to negotiate and sign any unrestricted free agent to a player contract except for players who acquired their status by being cut or were on the final four team when their contract expired. Playoff teams five thru eight get a break to sign one player with a salary of $4,925,000 or more and any number of players with a first-year salary of no more than $3,275,000 and an annual increase of no more than 30 percent in the following years.”
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808736ba&template=with-video&confirm=true
    Dunta’s been in the league for six years, meaning he is an unrestricted free agent.

  12. last starfighter says: Jan 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    # vikingcole says: January 25, 2010 12:10 PM
    I feel bad for Griffin but this may be a blessing in disguise. It might just force the team to invest in a big name corner like Dunta Robinson this off-season. Hell of a year Vikes.
    ——————————————————
    I’ve got some bad news for you buddy. Not gonna happen. Check and see what you have to give up for a FA this year if you finished as one of the top 8 teams. You can’t even try pulling the scummy poison-pill BS!

  13. akuehn713 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:02 PM

    This is what the Vikings get for pissing on the football Gods.
    They invented the poison pill transition tag to steal Steve Hutchinson.
    They tampered with Favre right after he retired from the Pack.
    They traded the farm for hilbilly alcohol-fueled redneck Mr. overrated Jared Allen.
    With Favre they orchestrated his sham “retirement” from the Jets. Orchestrated all the phony will/he won’t he come back crap to cover for the fact that he didn’t want to report to training camp.
    A whole season of arrogance by fans that are the MOST fair weathered fans of any team in any sport.
    Running up scores several times this year.
    Today is a great day for football fans everywhere, the football Gods struck hard and struck true.
    Good luck with Chilly for the next 3 years!!! HA

  14. taudaddy79 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM

    Maybe this is a not so obvious question, why in the hell was a starting CB on kickoff coverage?

  15. JimmySmith says: Jan 25, 2010 1:39 PM

    Maybe this is a not so obvious question, why in the hell was a starting CB on kickoff coverage?
    You can’t answer that logically, you need to see this from the Viking perspective. Childress is the head coach for this decision, he has the brains of a nitwit, the charm of PMS inflicted hag and he wears women’s dresses to boot. So the answer is, ask Childress, with his contract extension, its not like he is going anywhere, anytime soon.

  16. purplejesus28 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:55 PM

    they had the starting CB in on special teams to get better coverage and tackling at a time of crucial field postion. kind of like when your star RB or WR returns a punt or a kickoff when a big return is needed. hope he is back and at’em come next year along with EJ.

  17. txtroutslayer says: Jan 25, 2010 1:57 PM

    What a bunch of Morons! Why in the hell was your starting cornerback on special teams????
    5 fumbles
    2 interceptions
    12 men in the huddle
    geriatric QB throws one pick when he could have just ran for the first down
    Now you screw up the ACL of a starting DB and so now he will probably won’t play until the middle of next season if he is lucky……
    Hey Pervy Harvin….maybe they will play football this year in the special Olympics? The Vikes have a good shot at that one…..

  18. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 2:23 PM

    txtroutslayer says: Hey Pervy Harvin….maybe they will play football this year in the special Olympics? The Vikes have a good shot at that one…..
    ————————————————–And where was your team pindick?

  19. BBrophy1 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:29 PM

    Wow the MCL is important here too. it usually takes a few weeks to heal BEFORE they can do surgery on the ACL. That’s really starting the clock late on the rehab process for the 2010 season

  20. MaybeNextYear says: Jan 25, 2010 3:13 PM

    Question: Why was a starting CB playing on kickoff coverage?
    I guess it’s lost on some of you that the kickoff he was playing on was the opening kickoff of sudden death over time in the NFC Championship game.
    Honestly, with all the vitriol you idiots post here you would think you might at least have some clue what you are talking about.
    Ok. You can go back to talking about pissing on each other and screwing each other’s girlfriends now. Yeesh.

  21. txtroutslayer says: Jan 25, 2010 3:23 PM

    January 25, 2010 2:23 PM
    Pervy Harvin wrote:
    ————————————————–And where was your team pindick?
    At your Mom’s House……

  22. LBPACKFAN says: Jan 25, 2010 3:39 PM

    Pervy –
    Super Bowls…
    Packers 3
    Vikings 0

  23. Emoney says: Jan 25, 2010 3:58 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    January 25, 2010 2:23 PM
    ————————————————–And where was your team pindick?
    ________________________
    LOL same place where your team is today jackass. Welcome to the offseason.

  24. sven_ftw says: Jan 25, 2010 8:21 PM

    God’s Own Silver and Blue says: January 25, 2010 12:34 PM
    Lots of svens and swedes in this thread (the overpowering stench of lutefisk gives it away every time). Did the film break at “Mamma Mia!” at the dollar cinema or something?
    ————
    that was about as well executed as your team’s last offensive attack. i’m actually from houston, german, know only 1 swede, and have never met another “sven.” never seen “mamma mia!” either…
    sure was nice to see that cock roach fan base crawl back underneath its rock. you sure are an arrogant bunch, despite the fact that most of you didn’t show up til just before the playoffs.

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