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.