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Jasper Brinkley could be headed to IR for Vikings

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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.

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19 Responses to “Jasper Brinkley could be headed to IR for Vikings”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 31, 2011 10:25 PM

    Is anybody else getting the feeling that the vikes might not win more than 3-4 games this year…

  2. apooster says: Aug 31, 2011 10:29 PM

    And in other news, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a 5 year 40 million dollar contract in 2012 with Jasper Brinkley.

  3. canadianvikingfaniii says: Aug 31, 2011 10:30 PM

    Our depth at linebacker wasn’t spectacular to begin with, and now injuries at the position are mounting. We need E.J., his brother and Greenway to stay healthy the whole year.

  4. firerogergoodell says: Aug 31, 2011 10:35 PM

    Awful news. We couldn’t have lost a player at a thinner position. Our LB depth is horrible. And Herron already looks bad. I hope we sign a veteran backup MLB for the season.

  5. oldbyrd says: Aug 31, 2011 10:58 PM

    GUESS HE WON’T BE AN EAGLE

  6. supersuckers3 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:27 PM

    “I hope we sign a veteran backup MLB for the season.”

    Typical Minnesota Viking thinking. Sign someone who can’t make a better teams roster. When will they ever learn to develop??

  7. thephantomstranger says: Aug 31, 2011 11:59 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Aug 31, 2011 10:25 PM
    Is anybody else getting the feeling that the vikes might not win more than 3-4 games this year…
    __________

    Yes. I’ve noticed a lot of Packer fans who are obsessed with the Vikings are predicting that.

  8. brewdogg says: Sep 1, 2011 12:43 AM

    Yow…. Better hope the starters can stay healthy.

  9. timegambit says: Sep 1, 2011 12:58 AM

    What’s with all the hip surgery in Minny?

    Must be the women.

  10. jimmysee says: Sep 1, 2011 5:47 AM

    Don’t worry!

    Packers will probably be cutting linebackers.

    Check the waiver wire.

  11. bzeller says: Sep 1, 2011 7:03 AM

    Why is it that Packer fans always post on Viking news ?…….. What an insecure bunch of ” band wagon ” fans …..

  12. vikes49 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:31 AM

    I know Leber was not a middle linbacker but I do think it would have been wise to hang on to him.

  13. sj39 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:41 AM

    Hear, hear thephantomstranger, all I hear about is how Packers fans love, and support their team bla, bla,bla, but all I see posted (on this site at least) are negative comments about their division rivals as if they are very insecure about their own team.

  14. vikefan says: Sep 1, 2011 9:28 AM

    sadly, the vikings need to start watching the waiver wire for safety’s, LB’s, & maybe CB’s too.
    Thx Chili for the depth (haha) u left us with.

  15. johnsticle says: Sep 1, 2011 9:43 AM

    Terrible… just terrible… they were talking about this on the Power Trip yesterday. E.J. and Erin need to be absolutely careful this year, we’re gonna need them.

  16. oldschoolwillie says: Sep 1, 2011 11:36 AM

    Maybe we should have kept Leaber

  17. thephantomstranger says: Sep 1, 2011 11:37 AM

    supersuckers3 says:
    Aug 31, 2011 11:27 PM
    “I hope we sign a veteran backup MLB for the season.”

    Typical Minnesota Viking thinking. Sign someone who can’t make a better teams roster. When will they ever learn to develop??
    ___________

    Great take. The guy we’re developing had hip surgery, genius. You think the Packers never sign someone who was cut by another team? Ever heard of Ryan Grant?

  18. daytradingusa says: Sep 1, 2011 1:05 PM

    Actually, the Packers traded a 6th round pick for Ryan Grant in 2007, but don’t let the facts get in the way.

  19. paulharghis says: Sep 1, 2011 6:19 PM

    Actually- Walden ,Green and Nance were free agent pick ups just last year for the Pack- for depth issues due to injury.

    Farwell ,Onatulu are battiling injuries and Brinkley is on IR. The Vikes picking up a FA cut is differnt exactly how?

    Once agin showing yhe hypocritical side of the Packer fanbase.

    Don’t let FACTS get in YOUR way though.

    Sounds like you’ve been reading too much Supersuckers propoganda.

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