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MRI shows no damage to Floyd’s knee

Floyd 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.

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58 Responses to “MRI shows no damage to Floyd’s knee”
  1. stevent92 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:36 PM

    Super Bowl

  2. aaronfraudgers says: Aug 11, 2013 11:41 PM

    Rumor has it that Floyd has a hard time tying his shoes because of his short, stubby arms.

  3. lordfletcher says: Aug 11, 2013 11:42 PM

    let’s play

  4. minhzy says: Aug 11, 2013 11:43 PM

    Thank goodness. Skol Vikings!

  5. carp0417 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:43 PM

    Erin Rogers won’t make it through a game without being beat up against the Vikes D-Line.

  6. ickky says: Aug 11, 2013 11:44 PM

    SKOL VIKINGS!
    BARRROOOOOOOOOO!!!

  7. 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.

  8. esracerx46 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:50 PM

    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.

  9. GenXJay says: Aug 11, 2013 11:53 PM

    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).

  10. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Aug 11, 2013 11:54 PM

    And by contributing to the rotation, he’ll be contributing to the soreness of the knee, arm, head, shoulder, etc. of “that noodle arm Rodgers chick”.

  11. nflpoker says: Aug 11, 2013 11:57 PM

    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.

  12. nflpoker says: Aug 12, 2013 12:00 AM

    I meant MRI.

  13. contra74 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:17 AM

    Rest up Floyd! Get that knee strong!!!

  14. monkeyhateclean says: Aug 12, 2013 12:29 AM

    Oh well, 3 more pre-season games to go!

  15. lnfinite says: Aug 12, 2013 12:31 AM

    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

  16. thesheblogs says: Aug 12, 2013 12:34 AM

    Reblogged this on THE ATL BOMBSHELL.

  17. vikings1976 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:43 AM

    The Sheriff stands alone

  18. coin4me says: Aug 12, 2013 12:44 AM

    whoopty do!

  19. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:54 AM

    Only reason he is not starting is because he is following a hall of farmer.

  20. vikings27 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:54 AM

    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.

  21. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 12, 2013 12:59 AM

    Sorry, Green Bay.

  22. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 12, 2013 1:00 AM

    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

  23. allday420ap says: Aug 12, 2013 1:03 AM

    Sharrifs in town

  24. okemon says: Aug 12, 2013 2:36 AM

    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!

  25. vikingshawkeyes says: Aug 12, 2013 3:41 AM

    He played great before the injury Friday, glad to hear the tests came back negative

  26. themagicfanguy says: Aug 12, 2013 4:41 AM

    Bust.

  27. donth8thehorns says: Aug 12, 2013 5:20 AM

    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

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 6:27 AM

    Does Floyd sound a little passive aggressive?

  29. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 12, 2013 7:30 AM

    That’s a shame.

  30. whatjusthapped says: Aug 12, 2013 7:36 AM

    Taking a page out of Sister Christian’s book where a boo boo on the arm was enough to sit out a play off game.

  31. 7ransponder says: Aug 12, 2013 8:12 AM

    As expected. Dude was a beast in the short time we got to see him play, fully expecting him to make a big splash this year, looking forward to it!

  32. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says: Aug 12, 2013 8:28 AM

    great news on the vikings behalf, kid looked good in the snaps he had, when he got injuried i thought forsure it was bad and maybe a greenway type injury he had in his rookie year, good news and hopefully the vikings make it through the preseason with out many key injuries

  33. gtodriver says: Aug 12, 2013 8:36 AM

    filthymcnasty will be devastated to read this….

  34. rockbottom37 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:15 AM

    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

  35. clayminator says: Aug 12, 2013 9:22 AM

    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!

  36. clayminator says: Aug 12, 2013 9:23 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 12, 2013 12:59 AM

    Sorry, Green Bay.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    yes, you are quite sorry!

  37. mickmoney says: Aug 12, 2013 9:34 AM

    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

  38. igocommando says: Aug 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    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.

  39. 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.

  40. igocommando says: Aug 12, 2013 10:08 AM

    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!

  41. 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!

  42. purpleguy says: Aug 12, 2013 10:49 AM

    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.

  43. 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)

  44. 7ransponder says: Aug 12, 2013 11:14 AM

    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!

    —————————-

    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.

  45. 7ransponder says: Aug 12, 2013 11:29 AM

    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”.

  46. jimnsota says: Aug 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    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)

    ———————————————————-

    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

  47. 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

  48. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:25 PM

    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.

  49. 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…

  50. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Aug 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    This is getting crazy. Maybe we should have a moratorium on ripping each others squads?

  51. allday420ap says: Aug 12, 2013 12:55 PM

    Filthy mcnasty is a pretty accurate description of the state of Fatsconsin.

  52. kacimlangford says: Aug 12, 2013 2:26 PM

    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.

  53. greenandyellowarebabypoopcolorsiwouldrathrwearpink says: Aug 12, 2013 4:16 PM

    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

  54. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 12, 2013 6:15 PM

    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.

  55. RedRuffensor says: Aug 12, 2013 6:17 PM

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

  56. 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.

  57. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 12, 2013 9:15 PM

    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.

  58. Frazier28/7 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:40 PM

    This coming from a fanbase that makes fun of the death of Korey Stringer.

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