Jasper Brinkley could be headed to IR for Vikings

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.

19 responses to “Jasper Brinkley could be headed to IR for Vikings

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

  2. 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.

  3. “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??

  4. 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…
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    Yes. I’ve noticed a lot of Packer fans who are obsessed with the Vikings are predicting that.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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??
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    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?

  10. 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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