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Vikings’ John Sullivan out 3-4 months after microfracture surgery

Christian Ponder, John Sullivan AP

Vikings center John Sullivan will spent the next three or four months rehabilitating after knee surgery.

Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN reports that Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery, which will likely require 3-4 months of rehab. Microfracture surgery, which creates tiny fractures in the bone, is often a last resort for players with serious knee problems, but Sullivan’s lesion was small and he is expected back before training camp.

Sullivan played every snap of the season and was only listed on the injury report as having a knee issue once, in Week 13. The 27-year-old Sullivan was on the first season of a five-year, $25 million contract in 2012.

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13 Responses to “Vikings’ John Sullivan out 3-4 months after microfracture surgery”
  1. purpleguy says: Feb 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    Great, unless he trains with AP, he’ll have no power or fitness in his legs come training camp.

  2. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 6, 2013 5:25 PM

    Can’t afford to lose one of our 2 quality linemen can we? Here’s hoping they address the guard position in the draft!

  3. rmosss says: Feb 6, 2013 5:28 PM

    Thank goodness he’s gonna be ok…..

  4. operwapitsai says: Feb 6, 2013 5:31 PM

    pro bowler. nuff said

  5. Ponder This says: Feb 6, 2013 5:32 PM

    This is the best time of the year to be out 3-4 months.

  6. domezo says: Feb 6, 2013 5:45 PM

    Would be great to have all offensive line back. They were tremendous on the run but still need a little more practice in protecting Ponder.

  7. whatjusthapped says: Feb 6, 2013 6:00 PM

    He’s the Viking’s best O-lineman to go along with the MVP but its all for naught when you don’t have a real QB.

  8. stellarperformance says: Feb 6, 2013 6:08 PM

    Next man up.

  9. sterling7 says: Feb 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    I like John Sullivan but I would really like to see the Vikings draft Travis Frederick an outstanding 6’4″ 340 pound center out of Wisconsin. I would also like to see the Vikings pick up some behemoths for guards at about 340 t0 350 pounds and manhandle defensive lineman……………

  10. ad296 says: Feb 6, 2013 7:45 PM

    Sully is a stud. Get well soon

  11. fwippel says: Feb 6, 2013 9:29 PM

    Get well soon, John. I hope the Vikings front office gets you some help at the guard position this off-season.

  12. myhornispurple says: Feb 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    He’s had allot of strange leg issues. I hope they go away…

  13. adantsa says: Feb 6, 2013 11:56 PM

    As a huge Vikes fan, I always thought Sully got praise he did not deserve until this season. He really stepped up this year and we need him around to anchor the line and continue to help Kalil’s progress…definitely a top center in the league.

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