Everson Griffen not expected to have shoulder surgery

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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.

20 responses to “Everson Griffen not expected to have shoulder surgery

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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.

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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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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).

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

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