Another year, another Vikings player is dealing with a serious hip injury.
Linebacker Jasper Brinkley, the team’s backup middle linebacker, underwent hip surgery on Tuesday, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Brinkley could be headed for season-ending injured reserve.
Brinkley has been a key contributor on special teams. The Vikings signed well-traveled linebacker David Herron last week, and he immediately stepped in as the primary backup to E.J. Henderson.