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.