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Chad Greenway needs arthroscopic knee surgery

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The Vikings will be winding up their offseason program without one of their starting linebackers.

Chad Greenway will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday after having an MRI to check out the reason for knee problems that have bothered him this spring. Coach Leslie Frazier said that Greenway will miss the rest of OTAs and next week’s minicamp, but is having the surgery now in order to be ready to go when the team starts camp in July.

“He had a little tension in his knee,” Frazier said, via Scout.com. “We just wanted to get it down now rather than run into a situation where we get into camp and it continues to bother him and then we’d have some issues that we’d have to deal with there. We’re going to have that done.”

Greenway has played in 96 straight games since making his regular season debut in 2007, starting all but one of them, and is coming off his second straight Pro Bowl. Assuming no setbacks, he should be fine in plenty of time to start the drive for a third straight trip to the game in the first week of the 2013 season.

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  1. wsperegoiv says: Jun 11, 2013 2:46 PM

    One of the better 4-3 OLBs in the league

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    Uh oh.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come the Packer fans to tell us that this means the Vikings’ 2013 season is doomed. Remember Greg Jennings’ twisted ankle in May?

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 11, 2013 2:50 PM

    He’s a heckuva player~ Good luck with the rehab and hope you’re back full strength in time for the season!

  5. purplepride74 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:52 PM

    No biggie, they’ll clean him out and he’ll be right as rain. Nothing to see here folks.

  6. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 11, 2013 2:54 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM
    Here come the Packer fans to tell us that this means the Vikings’ 2013 season is doomed. Remember Greg Jennings’ twisted ankle in May?

    —-

    How is that different than you saying the Packers will lose both games to the Vikings because Ponder had one good game in his career, last DECEMBER?

    Oh, what Packers fans say is more relevant?

    Exactly.

  7. purplepride74 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:01 PM

    @ponderdumpoff

    I don’t think you’re following. Rick’s point is the Vikes are trending up and Ponder’s play is only going to improve, using the last regular season game as a springboard. Hope I helped!

    PP74

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 11, 2013 3:12 PM

    Happy 100th birthday to Coach Lombardi!! Are you all as stoked as I am? I’m sure Chad would join me in wishing Vince “Seven Blocks of Granite” Lombardi a happy birthday. What about the rest of you Vike fans?

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 3:15 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 11, 2013 3:12 PM

    Happy 100th birthday to Coach Lombardi!! Are you all as stoked as I am? I’m sure Chad would join me in wishing Vince “Seven Blocks of Granite” Lombardi a happy birthday. What about the rest of you Vike fans?
    ______

    I would, but I don’t think he can hear me…

  10. expertop says: Jun 11, 2013 3:17 PM

    Carl, what was that?? That was positively … civil.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 3:19 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:Jun 11, 2013 2:54 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM
    Here come the Packer fans to tell us that this means the Vikings’ 2013 season is doomed. Remember Greg Jennings’ twisted ankle in May?

    —-

    How is that different than you saying the Packers will lose both games to the Vikings because Ponder had one good game in his career, last DECEMBER?

    Oh, what Packers fans say is more relevant?

    Exactly.
    ______

    I’m not sure that a minor injury in the offseason is more relevant than how a player has performed against a team in his most recent game.

  12. purplepride74 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:28 PM

    @Carl

    Happy Birthday, Vince. I think we can all set aside our differences for one day to acknowledge one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NFL.

  13. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 11, 2013 3:32 PM

    I’m not sure how one good game in 26 tries constitutes a “trend.”

    I would call it abnormal, actually.

    But cling to what you have to.

    For what it’s worth, I hope greenway isn’t hurt. It’s much more satisfying watching the Packers beat the Vikings at full strength even when the Packers have 10 players on IR.

  14. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    @ponderthedump -

    Does it matter to you that I never made the argument that you claim I made? I never said Ponder was going to be great because he had one good game. He’s actually had several, by the way. I just like to point out that he beat the Packers after someone like you says that he sucks. I also never said the Vikings would beat the Packers twice next year. I would be more likely to think they would lose both games because the home game is at night and the Vikings never win at night. Just keep throwing out those straw man arguments, though.

  15. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 11, 2013 3:49 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come the Packer fans to tell us that this means the Vikings’ 2013 season is doomed. Remember Greg Jennings’ twisted ankle in May?
    ____________
    From someone who doesn’t like either team, look at it as a compliment. The fact is, the Packers are a better team than the Vikings, the Packers have had significantly more recent success than the Vikings, and any Packers fan who feels a need to mock the Vikings is clearly a petty and insecure individual.

  16. whatjusthapped says: Jun 11, 2013 3:49 PM

    That’s what the off season is for, to clear up nagging injuries and for Viking fans to declare yet another Superbowl Championship based on some savior they picked up in FA or the draft.

    The names change, the draft picks are from different schools or play different positions, but the trophy case remains as empty as their off season boasts.

  17. poopninja says: Jun 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    Greenway hasn’t played every game of his career. He blew out his ACL on special teams in the first preseason game of his rookie year.

  18. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 11, 2013 4:12 PM

    According to Rick, the Vikings are the only ones who drafted any players this year. All the other 31 teams didn’t draft anyone.

    And even if they did, the other teams all got busts and the Vikings got 3 guaranteed hall of fame kids in the first round.

    All the packers did is scramble people around.

    Also, only the Vikings are able to get better as they go from year to year. Nick Perry, Casey Hayward, Sam Shields, and other Packers are screwed because they are physically unable to improve, as they don’t play for the Vikings.

    Have I summed up your typical Viking fan logic?

    Oh, and 3rd is the word, 90% of all packer posters created accounts to combat Viking trolls. We enjoy giving them payback.

  19. ejmat2 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:15 PM

    poopninja says:
    Jun 11, 2013 4:00 PM
    Greenway hasn’t played every game of his career. He blew out his ACL on special teams in the first preseason game of his rookie year.
    ——————————————–
    No one said he did play every game of his career. The article says, “Greenway has played in 96 straight games since making his regular season debut in 2007, starting all but one of them, and is coming off his second straight Pro Bowl.”

    Regular season debut is the key.

  20. slayisland says: Jun 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    Vikings fans really think their superbowl bound WOW that’s amazing! it just has to be boring out there

  21. We need Bud Grant says: Jun 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    @Gerbscmidt

    Happy Birthday, Coach.

  22. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:52 PM

    Finally a story that has nothing to do with that stupid Mnt. Rushmore thing.

    Oh, and we don’t need ESPN to remind us Vince was the greatest coach of all time. We know. Even if George Halas was way more important to the NFL.

  23. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 11, 2013 5:08 PM

    @Frazier 28/7

    Sorry to bother you, we can’t all be as lucky to have had greats like Les “Diaper Eater” Steckel, Mike “The Scalp” Tice, Brad “Kick@ss” Childress, and Denny “Crazy Nutjob” Green coaching our teams…

  24. whatjusthapped says: Jun 11, 2013 5:15 PM

    @ Carl Gerbschmidt

    Can I respectfully suggest a revision to;
    Brad “12th man in the Huddle” Childress.

    It does a better job of capturing the futility of the Vikings, would you say?

  25. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 5:16 PM

    Wow, Carl, kind of sensitive, aren’t you? He calls your coach the greatest of all time and you rip him because he said he wasn’t the most important person in the history of the NFL?

  26. GenXJay says: Jun 11, 2013 8:14 PM

    Is this a story on Greenway or packer past?
    Anyway, the Vikings medical staff is handling this the right way. Rather than throw a crap load of medicine & pills, like a certain team on the other side of the river; the Vikes are taking precautions. This will eliminate the injury issue & any chance of dependency.

  27. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 11, 2013 8:24 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Jun 11, 2013 8:14 PM
    Is this a story on Greenway or packer past?
    Anyway, the Vikings medical staff is handling this the right way. Rather than throw a crap load of medicine & pills, like a certain team on the other side of the river; the Vikes are taking precautions. This will eliminate the injury issue & any chance of dependency.

    —-

    You should grow some thicker skin, pansy.

  28. 28for20 says: Jun 11, 2013 8:25 PM

    Packer Trolls! Get a job and Quit living on Viking post. Not to mention your hard working neighbors to the west, they support your @ss!

  29. lambeauandlombardi says: Jun 11, 2013 8:26 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come the Packer fans to tell us that this means the Vikings’ 2013 season is doomed. Remember Greg Jennings’ twisted ankle in May?
    ………………………………………………………………………

    Don`t need to see that Greenway needs surgery or that Jennings twisted his ankle to know that the Viking`s season is doomed………………………”This isn`t Detroit, it`s the Vikings”………………………………….

  30. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 11, 2013 8:36 PM

    GenXjay. You talking about the wild? Cuz that’s not respectful of Boogard.

  31. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 11, 2013 9:35 PM

    First the scope, then the partial knee replacement.

    It was nice knowing you, Chad.

  32. greenbaylibrarybreathalyzer says: Jun 12, 2013 10:50 AM

    Hey Viking fans..Packer fans have only two things to do in life..drink and watch the Packers! Google my username..hilarious. Packer fans only wish they had a LB that was as good as Greenway..Matthews can rush the passer but gets schooled by the running games of every team they play. Chad’s the most underrated LB in the league…

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