MRI shows no damage to Floyd’s knee

AP

The Vikings weren’t overly concerned about rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s knee.  Their lack of concern was justified.

According to the Associated Press, Floyd said an MRI revealed no damage.  He also said he’s ready to play whenever the medical staff lets him.

No worries on my part,” Floyd said. “At the end of the day, it’s [coach Leslie Frazier’s] call, not mine.”

Floyd had lingering soreness in his knee on Sunday, two mornings after his preseason debut in a game against the Texans.

The first-round pick who unexpectedly slid into the 20s currently isn’t expected to start for the Vikings, but he’s expected to contribute to the rotation.

58 responses to “MRI shows no damage to Floyd’s knee

  1. It is not the coaches call to say when you’re ready to play. Iit is the medical staff’s job with insight from you as to how it’s feeling. I applaud the “gladiator” mentality, and perhaps an unnamed basketball player could take a page out of your book. But the coach does not determine when you are physically ready to play.

  2. see gb-trolls, nothing to get excited about.
    thanks for your concern though. I hope this sets an example for proper medical practice instead of cutting players (bishop).

  3. It was scary when I first saw him go down. Later it didn’t look like it was no big deal, as he soon walking around with his cup of gatorade and talking with his team mates. Still it was smart of them to have an HRI done anyway. You don;t take any chances with a 1st round pick. He looked good when he played.

    BTW, Patterson looked really good. They certainly will get him plenty of playing time this season. Still, this was only a preseason game.

  4. Great news. My hope is other teams receive similar news about players who get injured in the course of a game, pre season or otherwise.

    Only an immature child wishes a player hurt or worse off, Sadly, some on this site do post garbage like that and it is up to teh mods to stifle or put a stop to it. We are fans of a team but most of all a fan of the sport

  5. Good to hear! The last thing the Vikes need is a serious training camp injury.

    Sharrif was a bright spot in his first pre-season game with a blocked pass and behind the line of scrimmage stuff. If he can stay healthy, he will be a great addition to the D-Line.

    Skol.

  6. No reason to take any unnecessary risks with a young talented player. Glad hes OK as hes the heir-apparent of K Williams. Looking forward to watching him continue the legacy of solid D line play in MN in the upcoming years

  7. Glad to hear it. It’d be a shame if he was hindered with an injury out of the gate. This kid will develop into beast. Go Vikes!

  8. Skol!!!
    Great news! I look forward to watching him chase A Rodgers this year, with the pathetic Offensive line, he will certainly have him running for his life!! Yippeeee

  9. Minn won’t creep up on anybody this year and last I looked Christe Ponder is still there QB…and they play in a brutal division…Vikings and Bears will be fighting to stay out of cellar in NFC north

  10. good for him…hope he gets his chance.

    Packers have had terrible luck with injuries to their recent first rounders.

    lets have the best go against the best….Packers have proven over the years, they are a tier above!

  11. No need to apalogize to us GB fans, we’re still going to slap you up and down the field. AP runs for almost record breaking numbers and you still only beat us 1 time…haha good luck this year

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:47 PM

    I’m not sure why these Viking players are so delicate. Ponder even missed a playoff game with an arm bruise.
    **********
    If you want to see delicate, you should take a look at the Packers. Those boys are dropping like flies.

  13. gtodriver says:
    Aug 12, 2013 8:36 AM
    filthymcnasty will be devastated to read this….

    *******************************************

    It looks like that guy is becoming a big deal around here.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:56 AM

    It looks like that guy is becoming a big deal around here.
    *****************
    I couldn’t agree more. Can’t wait til the regular season starts. Watching that guy terrorize opposing quarterback is going to be a blast!

  15. What are you Vikings fans talking about?? Did you even see the preseason game between the Texans and the Vikings? Sharrif Floyd was a complete non-factor the time he was in the game. The only time his name was called was when he went down with the injury. Talk about delusional!

  16. Yeah dillwad, it’s not like Floyd had a tackle for loss and batted down a pass or anything in the short time he played.

  17. It’s not like the Vikings have no shot this season???

    Odds to win Super Bowl
    Packers 12 – 1
    Vikings 65 – 1

    Odds to win NFC
    Packers 6 – 1
    Vikings 35 – 1

    Projected wins
    Packers 10.5
    Vikings 7

    Odds to win NFC North
    Packers 1 – 2 (favorite)
    Vikings 10 – 1 (longshot behind Bears/Lions)

  18. billhicks666 says:
    Aug 12, 2013 10:09 AM
    What are you Vikings fans talking about?? Did you even see the preseason game between the Texans and the Vikings? Sharrif Floyd was a complete non-factor the time he was in the game. The only time his name was called was when he went down with the injury. Talk about delusional!

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    Apparently YOU did not see the game, else you would have heard his named called at least 2 other times when he batted down a pass and got good pressure on the QB.

  19. filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 12, 2013 9:56 AM
    gtodriver says:
    Aug 12, 2013 8:36 AM
    filthymcnasty will be devastated to read this….

    *******************************************

    It looks like that guy is becoming a big deal around here.

    —————————–

    Mass thumbs-upping yourself with multiple computers in the computer lab at your elementary school doesn’t count as being a “big deal”.

  20. clayminator says: Aug 12, 2013 11:06 AM

    It’s not like the Vikings have no shot this season???

    Odds to win Super Bowl
    Packers 12 – 1
    Vikings 65 – 1

    Odds to win NFC
    Packers 6 – 1
    Vikings 35 – 1

    Projected wins
    Packers 10.5
    Vikings 7

    Odds to win NFC North
    Packers 1 – 2 (favorite)
    Vikings 10 – 1 (longshot behind Bears/Lions)

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    Thumbs up to the Smurf who posted the odds. Take a look at the odds from last yr. Vikes have no shot???Please, I’ll bet my house versus your single wide trailer that the Vikes are a better bet all season long versus the Packers.

    Washington 100-1
    Denver 50-1,
    Seattle 50-1
    Vikings 50-1
    Cincinnati 40-1
    Indy 40-1
    San Fran 20-1
    Atlanta 20-1
    Baltimore 12-1
    New England 8-1
    GB 5-1

  21. filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 11, 2013 11:47 PM
    I’m not sure why these Viking players are so delicate. Ponder even missed a playoff game with an arm bruise.

    *******************************************tthis guys above should 1. worry about his dumpy team that put up a whopping 0 points at home, and 2. should maybe think about about suiting up as q.b because gb’s back up qbs have as much talant as a former peewee football player signed good luck with graham and vince ick

  22. Obviously there is a lot of anger and pent up hostility among these poor Viking fans.

    I guess losing twice per season for 3 years straight to the Packers will do that.

  23. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says:Aug 12, 2013 12:10 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 11, 2013 11:47 PM
    I’m not sure why these Viking players are so delicate. Ponder even missed a playoff game with an arm bruise.

    *******************************************tthis guys above should 1. worry about his dumpy team that put up a whopping 0 points at home, and 2. should maybe think about about suiting up as q.b because gb’s back up qbs have as much talant as a former peewee football player signed good luck with graham and vince ick

    ———-

    Ha. But about twice as much talent as your starting QB. Gutty effort by christian on Friday, your guys couldn’t get him out of the game fast enough after that brutal INT. Looks like more of the same with Ponder this year…

  24. Obviously there is a lot of anger and pent up hostility among these poor Viking fans.

    I guess losing twice per season for 3 years straight to the Packers will do that.

    _____________________________________

    Man you really need some new material. We get it, the packers have had the Vikings number the last 3 years. You fail to mention that they beat the Packers also last year and then the playoff loss brings it to 2 times last year. We get it.

    How about you talk about this year and stop dwelling on things that have ZERO influence on this year?

    Nobody knows how the playoff game would have played out if we had Ponder. Sure, we might have got beat badly or maybe not. But seriously, stop being an internet tough guy and get some new materiel.

  25. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Aug 12, 2013 12:32 PM
    greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says:Aug 12, 2013 12:10 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 11, 2013 11:47 PM
    I’m not sure why these Viking players are so delicate. Ponder even missed a playoff game with an arm bruise.

    *******************************************tthis guys above should 1. worry about his dumpy team that put up a whopping 0 points at home, and 2. should maybe think about about suiting up as q.b because gb’s back up qbs have as much talant as a former peewee football player signed good luck with graham and vince ick

    ———-

    Ha. But about twice as much talent as your starting QB. Gutty effort by christian on Friday, your guys couldn’t get him out of the game fast enough after that brutal INT. Looks like more of the same with Ponder this year…
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    and how how many points did your back ups put on the board in 3 plus quarters of football ( still waiting) ponder threw 2 passes on one possession,
    int was tiped by his own W.r who stopped
    on the play but great try tho

  26. Around the NFL, the brightest minds in football are already speculating who the Vikings will replace that noodle armed Ponder chick with in 2014.

    This makes the Ponder apologists EXTREMELY angry and defensive.

  27. Purple Floyd is going to be one of the all-time great defensive tackles. You heard it here first.

  28. Packer fans keep talking, you’re an embarrassment to your franchise.

    Sharrif and Co. are going to destroy your o-line this year and hopefully knock Rodgers to the IR.

  29. Frazier28/7 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:55 PM

    Packer fans keep talking, you’re an embarrassment to your franchise.

    Sharrif and Co. are going to destroy your o-line this year and hopefully knock Rodgers to the IR.

    —-

    Speaking of being an embarrassment…

    Only one franchise’s fans wish injuries on another player. That franchise is one of the worst, and has the worst fan base ever.

    Which fan base are you a member of?

    Oh. Right.

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