Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield returned to action Monday night, after missing four games with a neck injury. And now he reportedly won’t be back this year.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Winfield is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken clavicle.
Winfield, 34, is earning a base salary of $6.75 million in 2011. Signed through 2013, he’s due to make $7 million and $7.25 million, respectively, in each of the next two seasons.
The 2-7 Vikings lost at Lambeau Field 45-7. At 38 points, it was the biggest deficit for the Vikings in 102 games against the Packers,according to the 2011 NFL Record & Fact Book.
It also matched the most points allowed by the Vikings to Green Bay. During the lost Les Steckel season of 1984, the Packers beat the Vikings 45-17 in Minnesota.
It remains to be seen whether 2011 will be remembered as the lost Les Frazier season for the Vikings.