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Vikings’ Sharrif Floyd has knee surgery

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10:  Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd #73 of the Minnesota Vikings on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 22, 2016 4:03 PM

    I think that brings the total to:

    Purple Palace Turf: 5
    Knees: 0

  2. purpleguy says: Sep 22, 2016 4:05 PM

    The Vikings and Bears must be having a competition on who has the most injured players.

  3. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Sep 22, 2016 4:11 PM

    The way it’s going, I think the Vikings are looking forward to the start of 2017 football season.

  4. insightfulcomments says: Sep 22, 2016 4:15 PM

    Next man up.

  5. kamthechancellor says: Sep 22, 2016 4:16 PM

    Minnesota trolling karma

  6. blitzinc43 says: Sep 22, 2016 4:16 PM

    As a close friend of the organization it would seem that somewhere, Howie Roseman is smiling.
    Too bad for the organization however, I thought NFC final 4 would easily be GB ARZ MINN CAR

  7. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 22, 2016 4:19 PM

    You can’t make it up.

  8. fwippel says: Sep 22, 2016 4:29 PM

    So how much more time before Floyd comes back?

    I hate to say this, but all these knee injuries make me wonder about that turf at the new stadium.

  9. dizzybruhbruh33 says: Sep 22, 2016 4:31 PM

    Shariff is such a beast. Good thing this position has the most depth on the team.


  10. drekomp says: Sep 22, 2016 4:43 PM

    Xavier’s happened during pregame warm ups in Nashville.

    Teddy’s happened in Edein Prairie at the practice facility.

    Adrian’s happened with weird contact from a defender.

    Floyd has been nursing his knee since the dawn of time.

    Pruit’s is the only one that could potentially be blamed on the stadium.

    Chill out, fellow Norsemen.

  11. stellarperformance says: Sep 22, 2016 4:44 PM

    Wow, this aged team is in worse shape than I thought. It’s a good thing they caught Green Bay early and while they are still in their funk.

  12. cribbage12 says: Sep 22, 2016 4:44 PM

    And Zimmer is listing Floyd as probable for this Sunday’s matchup vs. the Panthers.

  13. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 22, 2016 4:48 PM

    Considering Teddy, Floyd and Rhodes were not from the MN game, you can stop saying it is the stadium turf.

  14. amanistumor says: Sep 22, 2016 4:53 PM

    Hey idiots blaming their turf. He hurt himself week 1 on the road in Tenn.

    But don’t let that stop you from trolling.

  15. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 22, 2016 4:58 PM

    The turf at the new stadium has nothing to do with these knee injuries. Floyd hurt his knee at Tennessee. Rhodes hurt his knee while stretching before the game at Tennessee. Teddy hurt his knee at practice.

    Look at the PFT stories the last few days. Half of them are about guys with knee injuries, and almost none of them played at US Bank Stadium.

  16. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 22, 2016 5:05 PM

    Floyd has been injured so much, Zimmer recently said he was used to Shariff being gone. He had limited play against the Titans and didn’t play at all against the Cheesers and had problems in the off season. My question is why these injuries aren’t surgically taken care of before the regular season. Kalil too. He’s had hip problems off and on for quite awhile, problems that most likely contributed to his sub par play. Luckily our roster is deep and a cartilage cleanup will keep Floyd out for only a few weeks.

  17. skolvikes says: Sep 22, 2016 5:49 PM

    More playing time for Shamar Stephen and Tom Johnson aka Sebastian Thunderbucket isn’t a bad thing. I’d feel comfortable saying Johnson is the best “back up” DT in the league.

    It sounds like Floyd should be back sooner rather than later, but this constant knee issue he has is concerning, he has a world of potential.

  18. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 22, 2016 5:57 PM

    Sam Bradford is next. He’s playing on borrowed knees.. er.. time. both.

  19. vavikingfan says: Sep 22, 2016 6:31 PM

    Sam Bradford is next. He’s playing on borrowed knees.. er.. time. both.

    He’s only 28.

  20. ariani1985 says: Sep 22, 2016 6:49 PM

    now that the easy part of the schedule is complete the tough gets going!

  21. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 22, 2016 6:59 PM

    GM Spielman and Coach Zimmer have done a magnificent
    job in loading this team deep with well coached talent.
    Those injuries hurt but will be back in time for the post season (if this madness of injuries stops).
    On Sunday the only weakness was Waynes calls and those are teachable calls. You can get instructions every day until
    kingdom comes, but the embarrassment in front of 66,000
    people there, and 100 million in front of TV sets will make player remember better than anything else.
    The Vikings are fine, and are perhaps better now than during training camp.
    No doubts if Teddy can hit the deep ball, or if they are keeping Peterson happy by running the QB under Center or how many touches he gets. And after Sunday Night Defenses aren’t going to be putting 9 Men in the box!

  22. gtodriver says: Sep 22, 2016 8:55 PM

    And despite all this, all they have done is beat the teams they’ve played.

    I’m good with that.

  23. coltluger says: Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

    As difficult as this is, the team proved they are the best in the NFC North, even without their stars, when they beat the hopeless packers.

  24. All Knowing says: Sep 23, 2016 8:34 AM

    coltluger says:
    Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM
    As difficult as this is, the team proved they are the best in the NFC North, even without their stars, when they beat the hopeless packers.

    Minnesota = 2 game champs! lmfao!!

  25. 13worldchampioinships says: Sep 23, 2016 10:11 AM

    Glad we have Tom Johnson. Despite his incredibly generic name, he produces on the field and is getting paid very little for it. Great to see him get a sack last week too.

  26. fmc651 says: Sep 23, 2016 10:24 AM

    Which is worse the packer trolls here or Aaron snapping at the local media because they aren’t blowing him this week? Pathetic your team just isn’t that good. Stop reading power rankings.

  27. bubbasmithguy says: Sep 23, 2016 5:40 PM

    In my opinion Floyd is not that good of a player. Yes, he is always hurt but he rarely shows up when he is in there. Linval is getting the double teams and Floyd still hardly ever makes many plays. He won’t be on the teams next year. Its too bad because he maybe could have been good but we haven’t seen it at all over the past years. With that said I would rather have him healthy. We will be fine with Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephan though.

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