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Everson Griffen not expected to have shoulder surgery

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10:  Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after sacking Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (not pictured) in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

After the Vikings’ season came to an end with a playoff loss to the Seahawks, coach Mike Zimmer said that defensive end Everson Griffen might have shoulder surgery this offseason.

Griffen never missed a game because of the injury, but was on the injury report because of it over the final weeks of the season. It didn’t keep him from taking part in the Pro Bowl, however, and Zimmer updated Griffen’s status on Thursday.

He said that Griffen was likely dealing with a torn labrum, but that doctors don’t believe he needs an operation to correct the problem.

“He’s going to continue to rehab and I don’t know the exact date he’s going back,” Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Unless [something has] changed, he’s not going to have anything.”

Barring a change in that outlook, Griffen should be good to go for camp and the start of next season where the Vikings will be looking for more of the same production that’s led to 22.5 sacks over the last two years.

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20 Responses to “Everson Griffen not expected to have shoulder surgery”
  1. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 26, 2016 10:27 AM

    He’s also not expected to ever win a playoff game.

  2. dizzybruhbruh33 says: Feb 26, 2016 10:40 AM

    Everson is a monster. If the whole defensive line (Vike’s biggest defensive strength) can stay healthy with their depth, we should expect a similar show to 2015.

  3. tokyogasblaster says: Feb 26, 2016 10:46 AM

    And packer dopes are back ,wait they never left,they have nothing going on!!!!

  4. tjacks7 says: Feb 26, 2016 10:52 AM

    But he is expected to win the NFCN again. This defense is loaded. Can’t wait to see what safety and linebacker(s) they add. I’m starting to see why Erin always checks down and throws screens.

  5. whatjusthapped says: Feb 26, 2016 10:54 AM

    Expectations are rarely met by the Vikings so this is nothing new.

  6. vikingf0rlife says: Feb 26, 2016 11:14 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 26, 2016 10:52 AM

    But he is expected to win the NFCN again. This defense is loaded. Can’t wait to see what safety and linebacker(s) they add. I’m starting to see why Erin always checks down and throws screens.

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    Defense is loaded, but we will get no where until noddle arm Teddy can make a big play. He is incapable of throwing the ball deep. We won’t win anything with a decent defense and kicking FG’s all day. We should trade Teddy for Kapernick or Gabbertt. We still a long way to go before we can be the best.

  7. fmc651 says: Feb 26, 2016 11:37 AM

    packers are expected to choke again in the playoffs. It is what they do now.

  8. jimnsota says: Feb 26, 2016 11:45 AM

    Everson is a beast. Plus he sounds like Berry White after he sucked down some helium.

  9. tjacks7 says: Feb 26, 2016 11:48 AM

    vikingf0rlife says:

    Defense is loaded, but we will get no where until noddle arm Teddy can make a big play. He is incapable of throwing the ball deep. We won’t win anything with a decent defense and kicking FG’s all day. We should trade Teddy for Kapernick or Gabbertt. We still a long way to go before we can be the best.

    Very fantasy footballish observation. Your misplacing your displeasure with the offense the Viking run. Your displeasure should be target at Norv and his incompetence to put together an offense that complements both Teddy and AP, and isn’t predictable. 1st down? Run. Shotgun? Pass. Makes playing defense very easy.

    It’s time to cut ties with AP and hand the keys over to Teddy.

  10. h0metownzero says: Feb 26, 2016 11:53 AM

    Well that’s a huge relief. But how is his kicking leg?

  11. f6firecat says: Feb 26, 2016 11:58 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 26, 2016 10:52 AM

    But he is expected to win the NFCN again. This defense is loaded. Can’t wait to see what safety and linebacker(s) they add. I’m starting to see why Erin always checks down and throws screens.

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    Defense is loaded, but we will get no where until noddle arm Teddy can make a big play. He is incapable of throwing the ball deep. We won’t win anything with a decent defense and kicking FG’s all day. We should trade Teddy for Kapernick or Gabbertt. We still a long way to go before we can be the best.

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    SERIOUSLY??? After Denver just won the Superbowl with an immobile, noodle armed QB with very little in the form of a running game, and you are going there???? Defense win Championships, keep building it up. Teddy only needs to be economical with the offense, AP keeps running All Day, and the D shuts down the other team. Copy Denver, winning proven!!!

  12. skolvike says: Feb 26, 2016 12:02 PM

    Defense is loaded, but we will get no where until noddle arm Teddy can make a big play. He is incapable of throwing the ball deep. We won’t win anything with a decent defense and kicking FG’s all day. We should trade Teddy for Kapernick or Gabbertt. We still a long way to go before we can be the best.
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    Hard to pass long when you have about 10 microseconds before the D is in your face, Packforlife.

  13. housemusic1200 says: Feb 26, 2016 12:28 PM

    Stay classy Green Bay.

  14. vikingf0rlife says: Feb 26, 2016 12:52 PM

    Norv is horrible and I don’t care for Teddy, he’s nothing but a game manager and will never be more. Once we get an actual QB with some arm talent then we could move forward, but Teddy isn’t that guy. Plus he wears those stupid white gloves!

  15. cletusvandam says: Feb 26, 2016 2:46 PM

    Oh he’ll have surgery, he’s just putting it off until right before training camp starts.

  16. purpleguy says: Feb 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    I hate the “try to rehab” routine with shoulder injuries, which often results in more serious damage and surgery anyhow down the road. I hope Everson is doing the right thing.

    And folks, stop biting on the vikingforlife comments — the dude is a cheeser poser. That commenter is transposing their worry over all the Pack’s best players being on the wrong side of 30 into cracks about Teddy and Norv (although I can’t say I disagree too much about Norv).

  17. stellarperformance says: Feb 26, 2016 4:24 PM

    housemusic1200 says:
    Feb 26, 2016 12:28 PM
    Stay classy Green Bay.
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    Wide Left Minnesota.

  18. fmc651 says: Feb 26, 2016 9:57 PM

    That is good news, this guy could get more sacks if he was a selfish player just after numbers. He is an all around great defensive end.

  19. reapshavoc says: Feb 26, 2016 10:49 PM

    How about if you don’t like what the team is doing then dont watch. Half of you are a bunch of cry babies. For those of you who know anything about football you would know many super bowls have been won by game managing quarterbacks. What do you think Payton manning was this year? Or Trent dilfer when her won with the ravens?

  20. vikingforlife says: Feb 27, 2016 8:54 AM

    The REAL vikingforlife loves Grif, the VIkes, and Teddy B! So happy Everson will not need surgery. He is a true warrior! GO VIKINGS SKOL!!!!

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