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Visanthe Shiancoe has a “tweaked” hamstring

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As Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe tries to hold off a rookie tight end who slid to round two due to a serious hamstring injury suffered while playing for Notre Dame, Shiancoe has a hamstring injury of his own.

The good news is it doesn’t look serious.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that Shiancoe “tweaked” his hamstring in practice on Monday.  “[W]e’ll have to monitor that and just see how he’s doing,” Frazier said, via quotes distributed by the team.

Frazier also said that receiver Percy Harvin was held out for a portion of practice due to sore ribs.

“[W]e’ll see how [Harvin] does tomorrow but I expect both of those guys back in a short time,” Frazier said.  “The hamstring is the one that you have to be very careful about.”

The injury possibly opens the door for Kyle Rudolph to prove right away that he was a round-two steal for the Vikings.

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38 Responses to “Visanthe Shiancoe has a “tweaked” hamstring”
  1. trbowman says: Aug 8, 2011 3:07 PM

    Good for them they drafted Rudolph

  2. contra74 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:09 PM

    Ahhh the effects of a holdout. Lets race a car without getting in a few warmup laps first.

  3. alexmcclellan says: Aug 8, 2011 3:18 PM

    contra74 says:

    “Ahhh the effects of a holdout. Lets race a car without getting in a few warmup laps first.”

    It’s not like if there were minicamps, which are non-contact anyways, that there wouldn’t be injuries. If anything, players could have torn an ACL in minicamps just as well as training camp.

    It’s football, there’s injuries, we don’t need every tweak and strain reported to us because half the time it is exxagerated by the media anyways.

  4. 6ringofsteel says: Aug 8, 2011 3:19 PM

    If Rudolph wants to get a starting job here is his chance but we all know that he really wants a trade to the steelers so he can fell greatness and see the rings. 6.

  5. ud1hens says: Aug 8, 2011 3:26 PM

    Another word for a “tweaked” hamstring is often “lingering”. It never seems like those type of things go away regardless of sport, especially in one where your legs pay your bills.

  6. davemeisner says: Aug 8, 2011 3:28 PM

    Guys tweak their hamstrings all the time in practice. This has nothing to do with the lockout.

  7. bleedblue18 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    Tweeked a hammy did he, we are going to see that more and more around the league as the preseason rolls along.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 8, 2011 3:35 PM

    6-10. 8-8 at best.

  9. purplehayseuss says: Aug 8, 2011 3:35 PM

    6ringofsteel, Go away.

  10. zibikbeer says: Aug 8, 2011 3:38 PM

    you don’t hear about any of my steelers tweaking their hamstrings

  11. zibikbeer says: Aug 8, 2011 3:40 PM

    @6rings

    damn right

  12. tombradysponytail says: Aug 8, 2011 3:43 PM

    Those hammies don’t linger, do they?

  13. weightshakes says: Aug 8, 2011 3:47 PM

    Did he “tweak” the pronunciation of his name (again)?

  14. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 8, 2011 3:49 PM

    Rudolph will be a monster. Huge hands, never drops the ball, not fast BUT has the intanigbles, he is like a Zach Miller.

  15. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 8, 2011 3:56 PM

    Hey 6ringsofsteroids, don’t waste your time commenting on a 0 time champion, 5-11 at best team’s stories. Save it for the Packer threads.

    There aren’t many. We’re busy quietly building a dynasty.

  16. ejmat2 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:12 PM

    zibikbeer says:
    Aug 8, 2011 3:38 PM
    you don’t hear about any of my steelers tweaking their hamstrings
    ——————————————
    I’m sure it’s all because you like them, right? By the way, I didn’t know you are Mr. Rooney?

  17. ejmat2 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:14 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 8, 2011 3:56 PM
    Hey 6ringsofsteroids, don’t waste your time commenting on a 0 time champion, 5-11 at best team’s stories. Save it for the Packer threads.

    There aren’t many. We’re busy quietly building a dynasty.
    ———————————–
    How about you take heed to your own suggestion? If you don’t like reading about the Vikings stick to the Packer threads.

  18. gbgirl12 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM

    @ zibikbeer and 6rings

    That’s right, no poor excuses for you for losing the Superbowl.

  19. mdd913 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM

    Any bad news for the Vikings is good news……I know at this point they should be past the point of my disdain but I just can’t help but laugh and laugh and laugh at this sorry bunch.

  20. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM

    @6Rings

    So, what does this article have to do with the Steelers again?

    Seems like all you do is wait for a new article to come out so you can tell everyone about how the Steelers have won 6 rings. Unless the discussion is about the Steelers in some way, no one cares what you have to say. It’s actually kind of sad to see you post the same thing over and over and over, because it makes it seem like you probably have little else in your bleak life.

    P.S. You might have had 7 rings if the Packers hadn’t b!tch slapped you in the Superbowl. Just something to think about next time you want to talk about the 6 rings.

  21. thevikes85 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:21 PM

    6ringofsteel says: Aug 8, 2011 3:19 PM

    If Rudolph wants to get a starting job here is his chance but we all know that he really wants a trade to the steelers so he can fell greatness and see the rings. 6.

    this is why people don’t like steeler fans.

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 8, 2011 3:56 PM
    Hey 6ringsofsteroids, don’t waste your time commenting on a 0 time champion, 5-11 at best team’s stories. Save it for the Packer threads.

    There aren’t many. We’re busy quietly building a dynasty.

    this is why people don’t like Packer fans.

    Time to move out of mommy’s basement guys,life doesn’t revolve around football…..well for people with jobs,wives and kids anyway.Shiancoe will be fine just a bit of rust.

  22. gdeli says: Aug 8, 2011 4:48 PM

    get better shank and vikes need to dump bomar. why is he even on the team? 4 qbs?

  23. vikefan says: Aug 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    its funny to see those 2 steelers fans posting on Vikings related issues, probably the only 2 fans the franchise has left after Roethlisberger missed a wide open Hines Ward for easy td in the super bowl and got completely bitch slapped by a team of second stringers after Pack had 3 serious injuries in first half. Talk bout your 6 rings all u want cause ur still jealous and peeed off u lost super bowl, haha. BTW, u also better tell Harrison to start tackling properly by using his arms instead of his entire body like a rocket missle or Goodell will force him into early retirement.

  24. allday296 says: Aug 8, 2011 5:24 PM

    @zibikbeer

    my steelers?

    I forgot you owned the team, you probably also refer to them as “we ” like your on the team, weak as expected

  25. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 5:33 PM

    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM
    Any bad news for the Vikings is good news……I know at this point they should be past the point of my disdain but I just can’t help but laugh and laugh and laugh at this sorry bunch.
    ___________

    Yeah, what an inept franchise that they would have a guy tweak a hamstring during training camp. That never happens to the Packers.

  26. paulharghis says: Aug 8, 2011 5:57 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 8, 2011 3:56 PM
    Hey 6ringsofsteroids, don’t waste your time commenting on a 0 time champion, 5-11 at best team’s stories. Save it for the Packer threads.

    There aren’t many. We’re busy quietly building a dynasty.

    this is why people don’t like Packer fans.

    ================================
    Wrong. People don’t like packer fans because they are idiotic , know nothing, loudmouths.

  27. mdd913 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:07 PM

    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM
    Any bad news for the Vikings is good news……I know at this point they should be past the point of my disdain but I just can’t help but laugh and laugh and laugh at this sorry bunch.
    ___________

    Yeah, what an inept franchise that they would have a guy tweak a hamstring during training camp. That never happens to the Packers.

    ————————————

    Not a Packers fan, just somebody that is turned off by the whining pathetic Vikings and their fans.

  28. pthompson1187 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:30 PM

    would like to see Rudolph get some play. He was a pretty good TE in college, and although that injury made his draft stock drop, he has talent and football intelligence to end up being an above average TE in the NFL.

  29. contra74 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:33 PM

    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 6:07 PM
    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM
    Any bad news for the Vikings is good news……I know at this point they should be past the point of my disdain but I just can’t help but laugh and laugh and laugh at this sorry bunch.
    ___________

    Yeah, what an inept franchise that they would have a guy tweak a hamstring during training camp. That never happens to the Packers.

    ————————————

    Not a Packers fan, just somebody that is turned off by the whining pathetic Vikings and their fans.

    ———–
    So you like to go into a thread of a fanbase you are turned off by? Thats dumb.

  30. mdd913 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:54 PM

    So you like to go into a thread of a fanbase you are turned off by? Thats dumb.

    ————————————————–

    Yes. It’s also petty. I’m OK with it.

  31. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 8, 2011 7:37 PM

    “this is why people don’t like Packer fans.

    Time to move out of mommy’s basement guys,life doesn’t revolve around football…..well for people with jobs,wives and kids anyway.Shiancoe will be fine just a bit of rust.”
    ———————-

    Gotta love the wit of East Dakota. Mommy’s basement…an instant classic. Richard Pryor isn’t dead after all!

  32. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 8, 2011 7:38 PM

    Apparently you guys haven’t figured out that 6ringof steel is just a troll.
    ..and he suckered you all… again.

  33. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 8, 2011 7:39 PM

    “Wrong. People don’t like packer fans because they are idiotic , know nothing, loudmouths”
    ————————

    Flashback: August, 2009.

    THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! SKOL!!! SKOL!!!!!

    FAILURE!!!! Of epic proportions. Where are you now? A joke you were and to a joke you have returned. Look at you now. You are just one pathetic franchise in every respect. The world points and laughs at you.

  34. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 10:31 PM

    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 6:07 PM
    mdd913 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM
    Any bad news for the Vikings is good news……I know at this point they should be past the point of my disdain but I just can’t help but laugh and laugh and laugh at this sorry bunch.
    ___________

    Yeah, what an inept franchise that they would have a guy tweak a hamstring during training camp. That never happens to the Packers.

    ————————————

    Not a Packers fan, just somebody that is turned off by the whining pathetic Vikings and their fans.
    _____________

    Okay, so I guess I’ll say that no other franchise ever has a player tweak a hamstring during training camp.

  35. favreblows says: Aug 8, 2011 10:37 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:Aug 8, 2011 7:39 PM

    “Wrong. People don’t like packer fans because they are idiotic , know nothing, loudmouths”
    ————————

    Flashback: August, 2009.

    THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! SKOL!!! SKOL!!!!!

    FAILURE!!!! Of epic proportions. Where are you now? A joke you were and to a joke you have returned. Look at you now. You are just one pathetic franchise in every respect. The world points and laughs at you.

    ***Especially morons like Paul Hargis. The tool actually believes the Vikes are going to be decent this year. By all accounts they appear like they will be far worse this year. And that is hard to do.

    I shouldn’t rip Hargis so much. I actually know him…..he’s not a bad guy. When he makes it to Metrodome for the Packer–Vikes game we usually meet up for tailgating after he’s done at the Saloon. Pretty big Queens fan that guy.

    Pack–12-4
    Lions–9-7
    Bears–8-8
    Vikes–4-12

    Book it.

  36. mdd913 says: Aug 9, 2011 1:04 AM

    Flashback: August, 2009.

    THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! SKOL!!! SKOL!!!!!

    FAILURE!!!! Of epic proportions. Where are you now? A joke you were and to a joke you have returned. Look at you now. You are just one pathetic franchise in every respect. The world points and laughs at you.

    —————————————————

    THIS IS NOT DETROIT, MAN!!! THIS IS THE SUPER BOWL!!!!
    :)

  37. brewdogg says: Aug 9, 2011 1:14 AM

    It’s kind of sad to see people come on a thread about a player with a minor injury and somehow make that indicative of a franchise or fanbase. Not so coincidentally, these are the same people who think that prior success, even that which includes no personnel on the current team’s roster, is indicative of success for the coming season.

    But we should let them slide. It’s not like they are fans of a team that recently failed to post a winning record following a season in which they were one of the last four teams playing…..

    Oh wait, they are? My bad.

    You’ll forgive me if, when viewing recent history, I predict that the Vikings will have a better record than both the Packers and Steelers. Since the performance of former teams is meaningful to the outcome of the coming season and all…..

  38. favreblows says: Aug 9, 2011 1:45 PM

    One last thing Brewdogg—

    Look at the successful teams over the past 5-10 years and what common component do you see? QB play……really good QB play. Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Packers, Vikings (when Favre had a career year as an old man), Saints. What Brees, Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger and Rodgers offer is a better shot at success than most of the other teams. Sorry…..Donovan McNabb cannot do that anymore.

    On the good news front for Queens fans is the fact that your organization finally pulled their head out of their a$$ and invested at the QB position. Ponder may not amount to anything….but he could be a solid starter for ten years. You’ll just have to ride out the rebuilding process pal.

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