Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has emergency appendectomy

AP

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.

35 responses to “Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has emergency appendectomy

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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    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.

  7. 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.
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    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.

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

  9. 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.

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    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.

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    Drama queen over reacting to an obvious Love Boat reference.

  10. 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.

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    What do you mean? Kevin McHale is awesome!

  11. 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.
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    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.

  12. 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.
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    Keep in mind, you intended audience went to school in Wisconsin.

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

  14. 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.

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