Another Viking is recovering from a knee injury.
Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd had his left knee operated on today, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said today.
Floyd was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2013 who has been a starter the last two years but hasn’t played much this year, getting just 25 snaps in Week One and hurting his knee in the process.
Although Zimmer indicated that Floyd’s surgery was just a cartilage cleanup, it has to be a concern, especially given that Floyd has a history of knee problems.
Bad knees are a recurring issue in Minnesota this year, with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out for the season, running back Adrian Peterson out at least a few months, and tight end MyCole Pruitt and cornerback Xavier Rhodes both missing last week’s game, all because of knee injuries.