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Sharrif Floyd will have MRI on left knee

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One of the Vikings’ three first-round picks is heading for a date with an MRI machine.

Coach Leslie Frazier announced that defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will have an MRI on his left knee Sunday after reporting increased soreness after falling on the knee during the team’s preseason opener on Friday.

“We’re not overly concerned,” Frazier said, via Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “From what I’ve been told, he’s just sore. So we just want to err on the side of caution. He fell on the knee. He’s pretty sore this morning. The fact that he’s sorer than he was yesterday makes us decide to make sure there’s nothing else going on. Other than the fact it’s sore, we’re not overly concerned.”

The lack of serious concern is generally positive, although there have been plenty of players over the years to head into an MRI thinking all was well and then getting bad news when the results of the test come back. The Vikings are deep enough on the defensive line that they should be okay if Floyd does wind up missing time, but there’s no reason not to wait for the results before speculating about what they mean for Minnesota.

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41 Responses to “Sharrif Floyd will have MRI on left knee”
  1. minhzy says: Aug 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    I hope he has a speedy recovery! You never want to see a player get injured. Here’s to a fast recovery. Skol Vikings!

  2. The Savant Chronicles says: Aug 11, 2013 4:50 PM

    Hopefully everything turns out OK for Sharrif – not trying to extrapolate too much from the first preseason game, but he was looking to be every bit as good as advertised.

  3. shaggytoodle says: Aug 11, 2013 4:54 PM

    I hope it isn’t serious, but this serves as a reminder to Viking fans, that while their team may have drafted a lot of potential, they still a lot to prove when it comes to playing in the NFL.

  4. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    Another day, another bust.

  5. bfrsd says: Aug 11, 2013 4:57 PM

    This here Packer fan wishes him the best. It would be preferable, and more fun to watch, if every team had its best players healthy all season. And I feel bad for the players who work so hard and get hurt too.

    Unlike a lot of the Vikings fans on here making jokes about Bulaga’s season ender, Jordy’s surgery, and Cobb’s injury; I just wish everyone stayed healthy and thus no excuses for a win or loss.

    Stay Classy San Diego!

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 11, 2013 4:59 PM

    Floyd looked great Friday night. I hope he’s okay, but if he has to miss some time, at least we have a Hall of Famer at his position.

  7. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Aug 11, 2013 4:59 PM

    The knock on him leading up to the draft was he didn’t love playing football. He said it himself. Just sayin

  8. aa1829 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    Too bad so sad.

  9. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 11, 2013 5:06 PM

    Karma for gleefully celebrating Percy Harvin’s injury.

  10. jahmic says: Aug 11, 2013 5:07 PM

    Seahalks fan. Hope the guy get on field as soon as possible.

  11. genno334 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    Both 1st round picks did an amazing job in the game. Floyd was very disruptive. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  12. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    If its sore enough to need an MRI, it’s definitely something of concern.

  13. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 5:20 PM

    B-B-B-B-B-B-B-B-U-S-T!!!!

  14. wingsnwater says: Aug 11, 2013 5:24 PM

    “fell on his knee” only after being chop blocked.

  15. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:25 PM

    that was uncalled for filthy, sending you prayers Sharrif on a speedy return.

  16. GenXJay says: Aug 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    jeez filthy, I don’t whether to laugh or cry.

  17. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    sending “prayers”? oh, that is rich.

    he fell and got a boo boo…man you queens fans are soft.

    what a sad state of affairs…just your annual train wreck starting a bit early this year.

  18. minhzy says: Aug 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    Filthy, you have no class.

  19. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Aug 10, 2013 12:28 PM
    tt ‘s way of making it up for turning Jolly into a junkie. Good for JJ. But, TT will cut him in the end.

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

    just a reminder of one of your tasteless posts.

  20. icornholedmcnastysmom says: Aug 11, 2013 5:56 PM

    It is what it is. If a guy has to go down, its best its on the D Line for the Vikings as the article said.

  21. thepvyharvin says: Aug 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:But cheer up Viking fans. At least nobody died in Viking camp this year.
    ====================================
    Oh, we are just fine. It’s the Packers who should be crying. A RB bigger than Orca, an O-line that couldn’t compete in high school,a bend and break defense and wr’s falling like flies. Oh, and a QB who is one good hit away from being replaced by backups who couldn’t start in the Longest Yard….we are just fine filthy…

  22. dwhcic says: Aug 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    More Wisconsinites bitter that they don’t live in MN.

  23. GenXJay says: Aug 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    claymaker,
    oh. you mean how I directed it at tt.
    It wasn’t JJ’s fault.
    I wish Johnny nothing but the best…elsewhere.

  24. GenXJay says: Aug 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    sorry. not claymaker…I meant clayminator.
    And my posts are palpably truthful. not tastelessly false.

  25. wingsnwater says: Aug 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    Sharrif Floyd stopped by after practice today, said MRI went well. “Nothing to be scared about. If I could have went back in I would have.”

  26. GenXJay says: Aug 11, 2013 6:36 PM

    also, clayminator. thanks for saving my words. I, too (like Tokyo), have disciples.
    That or you have nothing better to do than be a psycho blogger.

  27. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:08 PM

    I can’t imagine why Viking fans are so against player safety. I graciously tip my hat to the improvements they’ve made over their negligent behavior of the past, and they get all uppity.

  28. irishgary says: Aug 11, 2013 7:27 PM

    @thepvyharvin

    Perv, if we’re so bad, why do we own the North?

    i know you can do better than that post. Your disapointing.

  29. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 7:35 PM

    Rodgers became the starter in 2008….since then the Packers and Vikings have gone in two different directions.

    Point differential

    Packers +649
    Vikings +59*

    *thanks to Favre, otherwise you are in the red

    Wins

    Packers 58
    Vikings 41

    Packers clearly a cut above!

  30. tremoluxman says: Aug 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    The MRI revealed no damage. So, the Packer fans have nothing to cheer about. Move along kids, nothing to see.

  31. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 7:44 PM

    I agree irishgary….any team that has won 17 of the last 18 games within their own division would certainly be classified as “owning”!

    There’s Rodgers then it really falls apart from there….Stafford, Cutler & Ponder….really??? That is comical!

  32. clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 7:46 PM

    tremoluxman says: Aug 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    The MRI revealed no damage. So, the Packer fans have nothing to cheer about. Move along kids, nothing to see.

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

    like when all the cheers went up when Bulaga went down or when Nelson had surgery or when Lacy had his hamstring?

    get over yourself!

  33. theytukrjobs says: Aug 11, 2013 8:22 PM

    I thought the hit was a little dirty. The right tackle dove at the side of his knee on a toss sweep left. The guard did pull, so Floyd was not engaged with the guard (not a chop block), but normally with that play I think the tackle would choose to take the DE out of the play, not the knee of the DT.

    Basically the right tackle left the Vikes DE completely unblocked in order to take a shot at the knee of the DT. Seemed cheap to me. I could be wrong.

  34. 7ransponder says: Aug 11, 2013 8:32 PM

    Already showed up negative. Moving on. Oh, and SKOL baby!

  35. firestarter0728 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:43 PM

    Glad to hear he’s OK. I don’t want there to be any excuses when Eddie Lacy runs over him like a fire truck over a grapefruit.

  36. lnfinite says: Aug 11, 2013 10:54 PM

    bfrsd says: Aug 11, 2013 4:57 PM

    This here Packer fan wishes him the best. It would be preferable, and more fun to watch, if every team had its best players healthy all season. And I feel bad for the players who work so hard and get hurt too.

    Unlike a lot of the Vikings fans on here making jokes about Bulaga’s season ender, Jordy’s surgery, and Cobb’s injury; I just wish everyone stayed healthy and thus no excuses for a win or loss.

    Stay Classy San Diego!

    ====================================

    I agree bfrsd about some of the accepted levels of trash talk going on around here from some Packer fans as well that leads to some Viking fans to respond in kind. Mods here need to do a better job of cleaning up comments that go over board from both fan bases. (Applause to the mod who nuked filty’s comment) When you wrestle with a skunk you both stink………

    Heres to a hopefully healthy season for both fan bases.

  37. gdeli says: Aug 11, 2013 10:59 PM

    Cheap cut block on him!

  38. jonny42671 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:20 PM

    Hey Clayminator……do you live in your parents basement or do you have your own room upstairs? You have way to much time on your hands.

  39. shaggytoodle says: Aug 12, 2013 1:48 AM

    dwhcic says:
    Aug 11, 2013 6:09 PM
    More Wisconsinites bitter that they don’t live in MN
    ______

    Yeah, that makes complete sense, because it totally has something to do Sharif Floyd having an MRI.

  40. truthserum4u says: Aug 12, 2013 5:16 AM

    clayminator says: Aug 11, 2013 7:44 PM

    I agree irishgary….any team that has won 17 of the last 18 games within their own division would certainly be classified as “owning”!

    —————————————–

    What’s this? Members of a fan base that cries “Only Championships matter!” bragging about divisional games? Bragging about the very subject you deride Viking fans for claiming?

    Hypocritical much?

  41. gtodriver says: Aug 12, 2013 8:53 AM

    irishgary says:

    Perv, if we’re so bad, why do we own the North?
    ___________________

    You don’t…

    You lost your last regular season game to an NFC North opponent – a loss that caused you to have to play in the wild card round rather than have a bye the first weekend.

    Besides – in the last 5 years – the Vikings have just as many NFC North titles as the Packers.

    And if you look at divisional titles, the Packers are a distant second to the Vikings. The Vikes have 18 and the Packers only have 11 in full regulation seasons – just 1 more than the Bears.

    The Packers failed to score so much as a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season for 25 years – 19 of those seasons weren’t even winning seasons (including 11 in a row).

    The Packers “reign” at the top of the NFC North/Central division has never lasted more than 3 seasons. Both the Vikings (4 year and 6 year streaks – 10 out of 11) and the Bears (5 year streak) have had longer “reigns” at the top of the division.

    YOU have been owned…

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