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Vikings announce surgeries for Matt Kalil, Sharrif Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 28:  Matt Asiata #44 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his touchdown with Matt Kalil #75 in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vikings have been very frank and candid about the medical procedures endured by several key players this year. They surely wish they didn’t have to be.

Tackle Matt Kalil and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd have become the latest two players to serve as the subject of an announcement from the team that they have had surgery.

Kalil had a torn labrum in his hip repaired. Floyd had arthroscopic knee surgery.

Via Tom Pelisserio of USA Today, Kalil’s season definitely is over; he’ll need six months to recover.

If so, this allows the Vikings to put running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve and potentially bring him back after eight weeks. Each team can bring back one player per year who is placed on IR after making it to the 53-man roster in September.

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39 Responses to “Vikings announce surgeries for Matt Kalil, Sharrif Floyd”
  1. katientony says: Sep 23, 2016 10:57 AM

    We are getting royally screwed by injuries. No joke… it’s awful. I know everyone is going to make jokes about Matt Kalil too–but regardless, he was our starting left tackle and now he is done. Did he live up to the potential of his high draft pick? No. But he IS good enough to be a starter on more than half of the teams. And regardless, again, he was the starter on this team so this blows…

  2. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 23, 2016 10:58 AM

    Zimmer said no excuses…to the wrong audience.

  3. vikesfan says: Sep 23, 2016 11:01 AM

    The orthopedic surgeons must give them a volume discount.

  4. deltaoracle says: Sep 23, 2016 11:11 AM

    Ariani/cody had snotty little remarks to make yesterday about Garoppolo and Shields not being tough.
    Wonder what he has to say about this?

  5. aypeeswhippingstick says: Sep 23, 2016 11:20 AM

    Swing and a miss, strike one, swing and a miss, strike two. Will Corderelle end up being strike three? For now a Spielman double bust! Stay tuned for next pitch.

  6. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 23, 2016 11:22 AM

    Tough, but not unexpected, news about Kalil. Thankfully, Floyd should be back in a few weeks. It’ll be interesting to see how the purple configure the o line.

  7. iamedreed says: Sep 23, 2016 11:27 AM

    just had hip labrum surgery myself, Kalil is done for the year and probably won’t be 100% at the beginning of next season- good luck in that recovery

  8. Brobokil says: Sep 23, 2016 11:28 AM

    “If so, this allows the Vikings to put running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve and potentially bring him back after eight weeks.”

    Sure if you completely disregard the fact that he’s been ruled out for 3-4 months, and 8 weeks is 2.

  9. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM

    We lost over a dozen players, most of them starters, and won the Super Bowl. No excuses, next man up.

  10. tjacks7 says: Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM

    I can’t think of a worse way to spend $11,000,000 than on Matt Kalil. Do you know how many traffic cones you could buy with that money?

  11. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 23, 2016 11:41 AM

    I would be very worried about all these injuries, except for one thing:

    ZIMMER!!!!

  12. truehoosier62 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:04 PM

    Matt Kalil was running a male escort service to the quarterback; Hell, you could put Stephen bloody Hawking over there and receive a similar effort, so T.J. Clemmings has a decent chance to be an upgrade.

    Peterson had shown nothing in two weeks, so I’m not sure how his absence equates to a diminished run game. If anything, we become more balance. Either way, we don’t have enough to be competitive with Carolina this weekend.

    Floyd. You can’t make the club if you’re always in the tub, and he’s been in the tub more often than one of Bluebeard’s wives. Cut him.

  13. stellarperformance says: Sep 23, 2016 12:10 PM

    Welcome to the Big Boys Club, champs. You’re experiencing just one of the recurring factors that keep a team from reaching and winning the SuperBowl.

    Viking fans have given the Packer team tons of static for years for injured players; soft, poorly trained, convenient excuse, whining….you name it.

    So how does it feel? Not so good, huh? We’ll see just how well they deal with it.

  14. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 23, 2016 12:16 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM
    We lost over a dozen players, most of them starters, and won the Super Bowl. No excuses, next man up.
    —————-
    Oh really? The Super Bowl? And when was that? It’s been so long I can’t remember.

  15. 49tinakane says: Sep 23, 2016 12:18 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM

    We lost over a dozen players, most of them starters, and won the Super Bowl. No excuses, next man up.
    ——————————————————–
    Yet somehow the packers didn’t loose A.Rodge, Starting left Tackle Clifton and a HOF caliber Running back, I mean sure they lost scrub R. Grant. So I guess all being the same, packers would have won the super bowl with a different starting QB, and LT tackle then right?

  16. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 23, 2016 12:26 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM

    We lost over a dozen players, most of them starters, and won the Super Bowl. No excuses, next man up.
    ________

    No excuses here; I haven’t changed my expectations for the Vikings at all.

    But come on. You didn’t lose your starting quarterback, a Hall of Fame player, or your left tackle. That team, and every team after it, was pretty much all Rodgers (plus a little bit of officiating help).

  17. cribbage12 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:34 PM

    Great point Stellar. Had to be said. How’s it feel fans?

    In related news, Zimmer listed Kalil as questionable and AD as probable for this week’s game at Carolina. Boy he’s a teaser that one.

  18. stellarperformance says: Sep 23, 2016 12:35 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 23, 2016 12:16 PM
    Oh really? The Super Bowl? And when was that? It’s been so long I can’t remember
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Six years has now become a long time? Is that because the Vikings want everyone to forget their NFL record for postseason losses…..maybe wipe all records clean every five years and start over?

    Would that work for you?

  19. purpleguy says: Sep 23, 2016 12:38 PM

    Looks like there will be more injury crap to deal with — Diggs isn’t practicing today. And to think I was only joking a couple days ago when I said what’s next, and anvil drops out of the sky on Diggs?

    And yes, the injuries don’t feel good, not at all. They very well may derail the season. Then again, those injuries likely would have been more depressing had the team lost Sunday.

  20. cribbage12 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:40 PM

    Stellar has one down vote so far. But even though we fans vote against one another’s posts, his has to be voted up by everyone reading it. Why? Because it’s gospel truth. I can see the purples thumbing down my post but what’s Stellars going to look like in a few hours? 28:1? 75:1? 150:1? Only 56:1?

    (Yes that last one = # of years without winning a championship)

  21. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 23, 2016 12:42 PM

    Still undefeated. Still NFC N Champs. Still not smelling like cheese and whine.

    Lets see how your living after you lose to the Lions this week Fudge fans.

  22. frank booth says: Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM

    Why are Vikings’ fans talking about the loss of Bridgewater as if it was a negative?

  23. 49tinakane says: Sep 23, 2016 2:25 PM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM

    Why are Vikings’ fans talking about the loss of Bridgewater as if it was a negative
    ——————————————————-
    Because Your talking about QB whos been in the system for 3 years instead of a QB who you had to give up two assets for whos been in the system for less then three weeks, its not brain surgery to figure it out is it Frank?

  24. diveleft says: Sep 23, 2016 2:28 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 23, 2016 12:16 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 23, 2016 11:32 AM

    We lost over a dozen players, most of them starters, and won the Super Bowl. No excuses, next man up.
    —————-
    Oh really? The Super Bowl? And when was that? It’s been so long I can’t remember.
    ÷÷÷÷÷
    C’mon Linda. I am a Viking fan too, but it has only been six years since that lucky year for Green Bay.

  25. fuhq says: Sep 23, 2016 2:28 PM

    I guess it’s a good thing the Vikings already won their Super Bowl this year!!!

  26. gtodriver says: Sep 23, 2016 2:50 PM

    cribbage12 says:
    I can see the purples thumbing down my post but what’s Stellars going to look like in a few hours? 28:1? 75:1? 150:1? Only 56:1?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    As usual, you’re wrong.

    As of the time of this post the results are:

    5 up and 12 down

  27. shaggytoodle says: Sep 23, 2016 3:01 PM

    While a great GM keeps a way to find his team a way to keep going forward, isn’t it a bit disappointing to lose your potentially franchise QB in pre-season, a former MVP, and 2 other previous 1st round selections. Yet none of the production will be missed, that makes me doubt how talented that starting offense really was.

    Sure Diggs played great, but he started awesome last year too then ended up slowing down the second half of the season. He was the only WR with more than 45 yards vs. GB last week. The QB’s marginal production from last year won’t be missed. APs 25 yards a game won’t be missed.

    If that defense gives up more than 20 points in a game, I feel that offense won’t be able to keep up.

  28. vikingprideforever says: Sep 23, 2016 3:06 PM

    next man up. hell we beat GB’s offense missing 2 defensive starters. zim will have em ready. keep the faith purple fans

  29. frank booth says: Sep 23, 2016 3:42 PM

    49tinakane says:
    Sep 23, 2016 2:25 PM
    frank booth says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM
    Why are Vikings’ fans talking about the loss of Bridgewater as if it was a negative
    ——————————————————-
    Because Your talking about QB whos been in the system for 3 years instead of a QB who you had to give up two assets for whos been in the system for less then three weeks, its not brain surgery to figure it out is it Frank?
    ===================================
    And in his first game, Bradford looked better in that system than Bridgewater ever did.

  30. frank booth says: Sep 23, 2016 3:42 PM

    49tinakane says:
    Sep 23, 2016 2:25 PM
    frank booth says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM
    Why are Vikings’ fans talking about the loss of Bridgewater as if it was a negative
    ——————————————————-
    Because Your talking about QB whos been in the system for 3 years instead of a QB who you had to give up two assets for whos been in the system for less then three weeks, its not brain surgery to figure it out is it Frank?
    ===================================
    And in his first game, Bradford looked better in that system than Bridgewater ever did.

  31. coltluger says: Sep 23, 2016 4:08 PM

    They’ll miss Floyd.

  32. 49tinakane says: Sep 23, 2016 4:38 PM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 23, 2016 3:42 PM

    49tinakane says:
    Sep 23, 2016 2:25 PM
    frank booth says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM
    Why are Vikings’ fans talking about the loss of Bridgewater as if it was a negative
    ——————————————————-
    Because Your talking about QB whos been in the system for 3 years instead of a QB who you had to give up two assets for whos been in the system for less then three weeks, its not brain surgery to figure it out is it Frank?
    ===================================
    And in his first game, Bradford looked better in that system than Bridgewater ever did.
    ——————————————————–
    Meh, Teddy played most likely his best game as a pro last year when he completed about 70% of his passes and threw for about 340 yards against AZ in a close loss, but there is a certain validity to your point, Teddy doesn’t make that TD to Diggs while getting drilled and Teddy wouldn’t have made that pass to digs over two defenders, but I think that’s more of Bradford’s physical ability then any thing else

  33. wafflestomp says: Sep 23, 2016 5:23 PM

    It’s truly a shame that the Wilfs spent nearly a billion dollars on the Barneys shiny, new, McStadium, but slipped in a shoddy, subpar playing surface under everyone else’s nose.

    A serious disservice to their players and fans.
    Good luck to the remaining roster over their next couple of home games.
    You’re obviously going to need it.

  34. beer4guy says: Sep 23, 2016 5:44 PM

    wafflestomp says:
    Sep 23, 2016 5:23 PM
    It’s truly a shame that the Wilfs spent nearly a billion dollars on the Barneys shiny, new, McStadium, but slipped in a shoddy, subpar playing surface under everyone else’s nose.
    ________________________

    First of all, it’s the same turf that’s in most of the stadiums that use artificial turf. Secondly, if the turf was bad, the Packers would have whined about it and refused to play.

  35. Derrick.G says: Sep 23, 2016 10:12 PM

    I see the packer idiots have woken up from their drunken stupor after last week’s beating.

  36. vikingguy55 says: Sep 24, 2016 3:38 AM

    At least no one is saying relax! I have a memory of a Packer QB, I will not mention his name who said “relax” It is apparent that the Packers are not saying relax because they are not saying anything, Oh yea That same Packer Qb has mentioned that the problem is not that apparent but there is a problem on both sides of the ball and now the Packers will see the Lions at home and both are 1-1! Minnesota will be on the road against the panthers and there is alot going on,since there is much unrest in the panthers home town with a Police shooting of an unarmed Blackman who was said to only have a book and not a gun, meanwhile the national guard has been activated and security has been beefed up at the stadium as the league has decided to play the game! Minnesota has an opportunity and so do the Panthers but what ever the outcome these are the cream of this conference going head to head, Minnesota is not at full strength on defense as Sharrif Floyd had surgery and will be gone for they say 6 weeks the Vikings also lose the LT Tackle Mat Kalil with a torn labrum in his hip and seems to be lost for the season now they say AP will be designated injured but will return each team is allowed to have at least one of those designations! The Vikings need to weather the storm and survive to come back stronger, last year the vikings lost to Broncos by 3 and had a good game against the Cardinals! It is very obvious that the Vikings are a better team already with all the crazyness going on the Vikings are finding a way to get it done, I think it will continue the panthers couls very well have an off game even though they are a great Offense they do have some holes in that defense and Sam bradford might be able to answer the questions everyone is asking! Vikings 23 Panthers 19

  37. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 24, 2016 10:39 AM

    Kalil was so stiff they should have given him #77.

  38. wafflestomp says: Sep 24, 2016 12:22 PM

    Wow vguy55, that’s a whole lot of analysis just 2 weeks into a new NFL season.
    I fully understand that this is a heady situation you fans are in right now.
    I mean being in 1st place and all that, heading into week 3.
    And we all know the Barneys led the league in moral victories. Last year, but you might just want to pump the brakes a bit.
    At least until we get into October/November before making any solid judgements on our teams.

    Oh Cripes! Look who I’m talking to.
    Never mind.

  39. Pistol Pete says: Sep 24, 2016 10:04 PM

    As a Bears fan you get little sympathy from me as far as your injury issues.What talent they don’t throw away(Marshall,Forte,Slauson,Bennett)can’t stay healthy.The drafts the last 10-15 years have been an abomination and we ‘re stuck signing other teams’ castoffs.There is no truth to the rumor there’s a professional football team in Chicago.

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