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Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has emergency appendectomy

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Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton was taken to a Minneapolis area hospital Wednesday afternoon for an emergency appendectomy that will likely force him to miss the remainder of the preseason.

According to Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Felton attended the Vikings’ morning walk-through on Wednesday before being absent for the afternoon’s practice. The operation was successful and the recovery is expected time is expected to be approximately two weeks.

Per Tom Pelissero of the USA Today, Felton’s appendix had not burst. If it had, it could have led to infection and an extended recovery time.

Felton earned Pro Bowl honors last season leading the way for Adrian Peterson’s 2,097 rushing yards.

The Vikings open the regular season with a trip to face the Detroit Lions on Sept, 8.

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35 Responses to “Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has emergency appendectomy”
  1. sampulls says: Aug 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    Yikes – would have been a big loss.

  2. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 14, 2013 10:38 PM

    BUST

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 14, 2013 10:38 PM

    Hope he gets better.

  4. whatjusthapped says: Aug 14, 2013 10:40 PM

    Good for the Viking doctors, its a vast improvement on previous training camp incidents.

  5. unbiasfan says: Aug 14, 2013 10:47 PM

    Best FB in the NFL + Best RB in the NFL = Winning combination

  6. theytukrjobs says: Aug 14, 2013 10:54 PM

    Shouldn’t be a big deal. Two weeks from now he’ll feel no different than he would after taking a shot to the midsection by some brute.

  7. theytukrjobs says: Aug 14, 2013 10:57 PM

    Random thought. If I were a professional athlete, perhaps not just a FB but like a star QB or something, I’d have my appendix removed in the offseason just to avoid the possibility of missing a game or two because of it.

  8. jack3dsd says: Aug 14, 2013 11:01 PM

    great now they are going after Kuhn

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 14, 2013 11:03 PM

    Wishing Felton a speedy recovery from his hysterectomy.

  10. jack3dsd says: Aug 14, 2013 11:03 PM

    or they’ll try and lure Korey Hall out of retirement

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 14, 2013 11:31 PM

    I’m glad they caught that before it burst. We’ll see Jerome plowing the way for Adrian to the tune of about 150 yards against Detroit.

  12. FlashPatterson says: Aug 14, 2013 11:38 PM

    Pretty good timing actually, he’ll be back for game one. If not I’m sure Toby and the TE’s can pick up the slack for a couple games.

  13. timaug says: Aug 14, 2013 11:40 PM

    MINNESOTA VIKINGS :
    GET PONDER A VETERAN QB TO HELP HIM MATURE.
    HIRE BRETT TO TUTOR HIM.
    YOU WILL HELP PONDER BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

  14. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 15, 2013 12:13 AM

    Thank goodness he was in training camp when this happened so that there was medical staff present to know what was happening and get him quickly to the hospital. Hope he has a fast recovery, hes one of the last true fullbacks in the NFL.

  15. canadianvikingfaniii says: Aug 15, 2013 1:02 AM

    Good news concerning his health. Hope all goes well with the recovery.
    Felton is a great fullback too, people really started to notice this guy during games this past year.

  16. msclemons67 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:40 AM

    Appendicitis is not fun. Hope Felton has a quick recovery.

  17. nfl4days says: Aug 15, 2013 2:55 AM

    Wish him a speedy recovery. A very underrated player playing the most underrated position in football.

  18. garrison1981 says: Aug 15, 2013 3:46 AM

    Always liked him in Detroit! No Cory but still solid! Get well soon Jerome!

  19. steelerben says: Aug 15, 2013 9:03 AM

    Get well soon, Felton.

  20. mancave001 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:21 AM

    Two weeks to get back on the field? No way. That’s dangerous. His stitches won’t even be fully healed. He’ll be out a month.

  21. gbmickey says: Aug 15, 2013 10:42 AM

    He along with Carlson made the top two spots on Forbes list of overpayed players. It gets better and better.

  22. jimboinlimbo says: Aug 15, 2013 10:46 AM

    whatjusthapped says: Aug 14, 2013 10:40 PM

    Good for the Viking doctors, its a vast improvement on previous training camp incidents.

    ———————————————————-
    Truly tasteless and juvenile. This one’s over the line for sure. Using a tragic event like the death of a player to bolster your sense of superiority as the fan of a football team is over the line in a forum like this. You my friend are a loser. Plain and simple. Packer fans who espouse the classy, tasteful, intelligent image your franchise supposedly represents should put the likes of this fool in his place.

  23. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 15, 2013 11:11 AM

    gbmickey says:Aug 15, 2013 10:42 AM

    He along with Carlson made the top two spots on Forbes list of overpayed players. It gets better and better.
    _______

    That list was weird. They used Felton’s new contract that he signed after being All Pro last season, but they used Carlson’s old contract from before he took a giant pay cut this year. I’ve never liked the Forbes lists since they determined that Kevin McHale was the best GM in the NBA.

  24. purpleguy says: Aug 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    With arthroscopic surgery, removing an appendix has roughly the same recovery time and complexity as picking a zit.

  25. whatjusthapped says: Aug 15, 2013 12:48 PM

    @jimboinlimbo

    Who said anything about a death? that wasn’t even what I was referring to but you seem to like to overreact so don’t let me stop you.

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 15, 2013 12:59 PM

    jimboinlimbo says:
    Aug 15, 2013 10:46 AM
    whatjusthapped says: Aug 14, 2013 10:40 PM

    Good for the Viking doctors, its a vast improvement on previous training camp incidents.

    ———————————————————-
    Truly tasteless and juvenile. This one’s over the line for sure. Using a tragic event like the death of a player to bolster your sense of superiority as the fan of a football team is over the line in a forum like this. You my friend are a loser. Plain and simple. Packer fans who espouse the classy, tasteful, intelligent image your franchise supposedly represents should put the likes of this fool in his place.

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

    Drama queen over reacting to an obvious Love Boat reference.

  27. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Aug 15, 2013 1:19 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 15, 2013 11:11 AM

    gbmickey says:Aug 15, 2013 10:42 AM

    He along with Carlson made the top two spots on Forbes list of overpayed players. It gets better and better.
    _______

    That list was weird. They used Felton’s new contract that he signed after being All Pro last season, but they used Carlson’s old contract from before he took a giant pay cut this year. I’ve never liked the Forbes lists since they determined that Kevin McHale was the best GM in the NBA.

    ————–

    What do you mean? Kevin McHale is awesome!

  28. jimboinlimbo says: Aug 15, 2013 2:35 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 15, 2013 12:59 PM

    jimboinlimbo says:
    Aug 15, 2013 10:46 AM
    whatjusthapped says: Aug 14, 2013 10:40 PM

    Good for the Viking doctors, its a vast improvement on previous training camp incidents.

    ———————————————————-
    Truly tasteless and juvenile. This one’s over the line for sure. Using a tragic event like the death of a player to bolster your sense of superiority as the fan of a football team is over the line in a forum like this. You my friend are a loser. Plain and simple. Packer fans who espouse the classy, tasteful, intelligent image your franchise supposedly represents should put the likes of this fool in his place.

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

    Drama queen over reacting to an obvious Love Boat reference.
    ——————————————————

    Nice try. Love Boat bit happened during a bye week not training camp.

    Back pedal all you want. You know what was referenced. Conspicuous by its ambiguity.

  29. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:47 PM

    most not all packer fans are classless not classy from what I have seen.

  30. icornholedmcnastysmom says: Aug 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    Nice try. Love Boat bit happened during a bye week not training camp.

    Back pedal all you want. You know what was referenced. Conspicuous by its ambiguity.
    ———————————————–

    Keep in mind, you intended audience went to school in Wisconsin.

  31. icornholedmcnastysmom says: Aug 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    Ha, as I try to insult Wisconsin schools I have a grammar mistake….well played Karma…well played.

  32. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:30 PM

    Karma would be losing your team to L.A. because you people aren’t worthy human beings.

    That was a typo.

  33. toes110 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:00 PM

    education in Wisconsin? funny…
    Wisconsin is like the arm pit of minnesota.. The great state of Minnesota is, and always will be superior ….

  34. stellarperformance says: Aug 15, 2013 6:50 PM

    toes110 says:
    Aug 15, 2013 6:00 PM
    education in Wisconsin? funny…
    Wisconsin is like the arm pit of minnesota.. The great state of Minnesota is, and always will be superior ….
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Ahem…..considering you must have just crawled out of a mushroom cave somewhere, please allow me to point out the fact that very few states are as closely alike as these two. It’s like North and South Dakota. Illinois and Indiana. Iowans and Nebraska, etc., etc., etc.

    The only things you have that are bigger is your head and your misplaced and misguided superiority complexes. All hat…..no cattle.

  35. urcrap says: Aug 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    To all you Viking haters. Hate you back.

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