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Cedric Griffin suffers torn ACL

We noted this morning that Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin was going to have an MRI on his knee after getting hurt Monday night against the Jets. Now the results are in, and they’re not good.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports that Griffin suffered a torn ACL. He’ll miss the rest of the season.

Griffin started all 16 games in 2009 but tore his left ACL in the playoffs. This injury is to his right ACL.

Now Griffin will begin a long rehab process and attempt to show in 2011 that a player with two surgically repaired ACLs can make it in the NFL.

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43 Responses to “Cedric Griffin suffers torn ACL”
  1. TheBaySay says: Oct 12, 2010 3:39 PM

    Any of you East Dakota windbags want to give us any dissertations on karma today?

  2. Green n' Gold says: Oct 12, 2010 3:41 PM

    Tough luck for the Queens, never like to see a guy go down. Pack still leads the league in guys on IR and devastating injuries this year though, not close.

  3. Leroy'sButler says: Oct 12, 2010 3:47 PM

    Hate the Vikings, but too bad.
    I’m sick of these season ending injuries. That said I don’t mind a guy getting knocked out of a game when my team is playing them and maybe be out a game ot two. But I really feel sorry for the players and their teammates when these guys are lost for the season
    Yet the NFL wants to go with an 18 game season with only one additional player to the rosters. What a joke.

  4. linfield says: Oct 12, 2010 3:47 PM

    Former Viking RB Terry Allen had ACL injuries to both knees if I’m not mistaken. Allen had a fine career for Minnesota.

  5. mayonnaise says: Oct 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    Frank Gore came back from ACL tears to both knees and is doing fine. I’m sure this kid can do it too.

  6. GBfanForever says: Oct 12, 2010 3:49 PM

    What a downer for him after working all the way back.

  7. BrentFavre says: Oct 12, 2010 3:50 PM

    Hate to see a guy’s career go down the drain because of injuries. This is going to hurt the Vikings secondary.

  8. aloud2judge says: Oct 12, 2010 3:51 PM

    Weak knees…. It’s a shame b/c he was a good player with strong upside.
    I seriously doubt he can come back from this and be a shell of his former self. Even if he heels fully his confidence will probably get to him.
    Hoping the best for CG but he better start banking on his backup career plan.

  9. Gotcha says: Oct 12, 2010 3:52 PM

    Hate to see that happening to anyone.

  10. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    That’s terrible. I hate the Vikings, but it’s really too bad he’s out again. Great player when he’s healthy, hope his recovery goes well.

  11. LighTsouT says: Oct 12, 2010 4:02 PM

    Didn’t Frank Gore tear up both his knees in college before making it to the NFL?

  12. whocares? says: Oct 12, 2010 4:03 PM

    Jamal Lewis did pretty well with 2 surgically repaired ACLs… it might take a while to get back up to 100% but then he should be OK

  13. SJ Apollo says: Oct 12, 2010 4:08 PM

    I bet Favre is wishing he’d have a legitimate injury like an ACL tear (instead of having to rub his elbow after every bad throw) to help him escape his season of on and off-field embarrassments.

  14. FavretoMoss says: Oct 12, 2010 4:20 PM

    I predict 3 more injuries for the pack this week. Down goes Jennings!!

  15. Viks_2009_SuperBoleCHAMPS! says: Oct 12, 2010 4:27 PM

    haters be hatin! but we still be winnin the ring this year,, lol !! farve to moss strate to the super bole like evrybody nose! hater being jellus cuz we still the team to beat .

  16. armchair_probowler says: Oct 12, 2010 4:30 PM

    ouch…. sucks to see guys battle back from a serious injury and playing well go down again… no matter if they play for the viqueens or not.

  17. Viks_2009_SuperBoleCHAMPS! says: Oct 12, 2010 4:32 PM

    lol at the haters!! only thing farve be embarassing is the fugpackers again,, TWICE!!! on his way to gettin another ring ! hey tompson how that feel noing farve will crush u again? lol!!

  18. Someone says: Oct 12, 2010 4:38 PM

    SJ Apollo- Way to keep it classy…
    I hope Chris Cook can get up to speed and play to his full potential.

  19. Gregjennings85 says: Oct 12, 2010 4:42 PM

    That sucks, especially because his teammate, the friggin DIVA, keeps milking his FAKE injuries.
    Oh, I threw a TD or PICK? My elbow!
    Child, please (‘The League’ reference)!
    The DIVA is only hurt when convenient; as an excuse for poor play (although he would NEVER uses it as an excuse); immediately following a TD throw, and subsequent high-five.
    Seriously though, I feel bad for Griffing – he seems like a good kid – and he doesn’t deserve his year to end like this.

  20. willynel says: Oct 12, 2010 4:52 PM

    Crap! He was playing really well this season. He was doing some pretty good work against Edwards and Holmes.
    Hopefully, Chris Cook won’t be out too long. Asher Allen is okay, but not great.
    Well, Leslie Frazier has done a pretty good job this year so far. I am sure he can juggle some players around for next week.
    I had a feeling this might be the case. He took off his helmet right after he was injured. It was like he knew right then.

  21. Jabberwocky says: Oct 12, 2010 4:54 PM

    @Viks_2009_SuperBoleCHAMPS!- uh…you might want to change your username. It’s dated and horribly innacurate, but then again, most Vike fans are delusional.
    Tough luck for Ced. Hopefully he makes it back next season.
    Bears runaway with this division.

  22. Thrillhouse763 says: Oct 12, 2010 4:56 PM

    One positive thing for Griffin is that his style of play focuses more on his size and physicality rather than speed. I wish him the best of luck.

  23. Pervy xx says: Oct 12, 2010 5:02 PM

    Damn you Packer idiots! I feel too much love on this thread to spit my venom…on to the Bears…..

  24. Vikadontis Rex says: Oct 12, 2010 5:22 PM

    This hurts so much. Our two biggest weaknesses this year have been OL and DBs. Ive always had high hopes for Griffin, tough to see him go down again.
    That being said, the Vikings really need to try to trade again for a DB. Allen Cook and Sheppard are a good #3 4 and 5, we need a #2.

  25. FlipDaScript says: Oct 12, 2010 5:33 PM

    I don’t care what team you are pulling for; rooting for players to get hurt is classless except if you are an Eagles fan.
    I can’t stand the Vikings, but it’s too bad for them that Griffin went down and is out for the year. From everything I’ve read the guy busted his ass to return, but then blew out the other knee.
    Maybe I haven’t been paying attention but it just seems like this year in the North a lot more guys are getting dinged up.

  26. sand0 says: Oct 12, 2010 5:43 PM

    Tough break for a tough kid. He worked very hard and got back a bit early and was playing very well. Hopefully Cook can stop tearing his knee up and this team can get a little stability at the corner spot.
    Injuries and luck are the two biggest factors in this sport and the two you can least control. Hopefully the Vikings can turn the tide here with some of these upcoming games.

  27. Hattiesburg CrocShots says: Oct 12, 2010 5:56 PM

    Bummer. Hate to see a season down the tubes like that.

  28. The Doctor says: Oct 12, 2010 6:11 PM

    I wonder if all these injuries occured as often when they played on natural grass as opposed to the artificial surfaces?

  29. j-wil says: Oct 12, 2010 6:11 PM

    Hate the Vikes, but also hate to see that happen to a guy who completely busted his ass to get back. He is an example of how a pro should conduct himself.
    Unlike the Diva QB who is making the rest of his team go through pre-season again!

  30. JimmySmith says: Oct 12, 2010 6:45 PM

    Hate to see any NFL player go on IR, it sucks.
    I prefer to look for the positive, at least he will have a front row seat for the next 12 week run of the Minneapolis circus starring Ziggy as the ring leader, Col Klink as a clown, BrINT Favre as the roaring lion, Randy Moss as the tight rope walker, Adrian Petersen as the guy who follows the elephant around the room with the shovel and lastly T Jack as the lady with the beard.
    The trophy case will remain as empty in their 50th Anniversary season as in the first 49. By hey, at least this is more entertaining than last year by a country mile.

  31. Contra says: Oct 12, 2010 6:59 PM

    TheBaySay says:
    October 12, 2010 3:39 PM
    Any of you East Dakota windbags want to give us any dissertations on karma today?
    ——-
    1 down and possibly 13 more to go in order to catch up to you South Canadian outcasts.

  32. Crigs says: Oct 12, 2010 7:20 PM

    South Canadian, Contra?
    Wisconsin doesn’t border Canada it borders northern Michigan which in itself doesn’t border Canada. Minnesota’s complete north border is connected to Canada. Whose the South Canadian outcasts?
    On topic: Sorry to hear about Griffin. I wish every team had every player healthy for every game so the playing fields are always even. The Packers were screwed by injuries in 08′, screwed the first half of 09′ and are getting screwed again. The Bears were screwed last season. Injuries really are the difference for most teams in this league. It sucks.

  33. Percy Nugz says: Oct 12, 2010 7:25 PM

    East Dakotas? im from Minneapolis bitch, aint nothing dakota about this place. Once again Vikings fans have always hated on Griffin for no good reason, he is a terrific corner back and he will be missed on defense the same way Sidney Rice was missed on Offense.

  34. Contra says: Oct 12, 2010 7:43 PM

    Crigs says:
    October 12, 2010 7:20 PM
    South Canadian, Contra?
    Wisconsin doesn’t border Canada it borders northern Michigan which in itself doesn’t border Canada. Minnesota’s complete north border is connected to Canada. Whose the South Canadian outcasts?
    On topic: Sorry to hear about Griffin. I wish every team had every player healthy for every game so the playing fields are always even. The Packers were screwed by injuries in 08′, screwed the first half of 09′ and are getting screwed again. The Bears were screwed last season. Injuries really are the difference for most teams in this league. It sucks.
    —-
    Alaska borders Canada yet it’s part of the USA…there goes your point.

  35. Favred says: Oct 12, 2010 7:51 PM

    Wow! The viQueens were Favred again last night by Captain Choker. Now they are going to lose Griffin, now that is a major bummer.
    The old Favret has tendonitis issues, which of course will be his excuse for poor play down the stretch…Jets recall this one. Well after choking and throwing ill advised interceptions on the final plays of his last 2 championship games (Packers, Vikings) what better way to go out than as the Tin Man without an oiling can.

  36. mikemcsaint says: Oct 12, 2010 7:53 PM

    I hate to see anybody get hurt but this will be one more excuse for the Viking fans for their failures.

  37. Favred says: Oct 12, 2010 7:55 PM

    Wow! The viQueens were Favred again last night by Captain Choker. Now they are going to lose Griffin, now that is a major bummer.
    The old Favret has tendonitis issues, which of course will be his excuse for poor play down the stretch…Jets recall this one. Well after choking and throwing ill advised interceptions on the final plays of his last 2 championship games (Packers, Vikings) what better way to go out than as the Tin Man without an oiling can.

  38. whocares? says: Oct 12, 2010 7:58 PM

    Jamal Lewis did pretty well with 2 surgically repaired ACLs… it might take a while to get back up to 100% but then he should be OK

  39. AlCortez says: Oct 12, 2010 8:14 PM

    I’m not a Vikes fan by a long shot but I love watching Cedric Griffin play. An outstanding football player, and this is just terrible news.

  40. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 12, 2010 8:46 PM

    Overall nice comments from others about Griffin. he may not be a Pro Bowl CB, but he plays the game the right way — making up for lack of speed and athletic ability with good technique, aggressiveness and willingness to make a tackle.
    Funny how CB was so overloaded in the preseason that Benny Sapp was traded because he might not make the team, yet the two projected outside corners in the nickle (with Antoine moving to the slot) now have knee issues. Now it’s up to Lito Sheppard to rely on his veteran savy and Asher Allen to make a step up.
    As far as the Vikings, they really aren’t in that bad of shape if they can get the blitz up worked out to get the offense rolling.
    When looking at the schedule and seeing where the most likely 4-6 losses would be to have a 10-12 win division champion team, the games at the Saints and Jets looked like two of the most likely losses (along with the game with the Patriots and at Green Bay). So only the Dolphin loss at home was one that hurts. But Green Bay is injury depleted and Chicago isn’t that good despite the wins, that they can make up that one game. This is a division that 9 or 10 wins is all it takes.

  41. Ted_Thompsons_Draft_Pick says: Oct 12, 2010 10:20 PM

    You never want to see a player work so hard to get on the field and get hurt so soon… Wish him luck
    And Go Pack!
    ***Ted Thompson sings “Never Gonna Give you up” to his draft picks at night***

  42. shaggytoodle says: Oct 13, 2010 12:23 AM

    Did you ever say no trade backs on that Camarillo trade,? cuz you could probably use Sapp right about now.

  43. crazyguy says: Oct 13, 2010 6:20 AM

    “East Dakotas? im from Minneapolis bitch, aint nothing dakota about this place.”
    You are right. The Dakotas are pretty awesome and have beautiful landscape.
    Minneapolis is pretty much a dump.

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