Brandon Fusco to have surgery Monday for torn pectoral

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The Minnesota Vikings lost starting right guard Brandon Fusco for the season last week after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in a game against the New Orleans Saints.

According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Fusco is set to have surgery on Monday to repair the injury. The recovery time is expected to be around four months.

Fusco was placed on injured reserve this week along with starting quarterback Matt Cassel. He had signed a five-year, $25 million deal to stay with the Vikings this offseason after starting 31 games over the past two years.

“I knew something was wrong because I couldn’t lift my arm,” Fusco said.

Fusco said this is the first surgery he’s had to have in his life.

Vladimir Ducasse will take his place in the starting lineup this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons.

14 responses to “Brandon Fusco to have surgery Monday for torn pectoral

  1. This team is so snake bitten. It’s always one thing after another. This specific injury would be more bearable if Matt Kalil hasn’t turned into a turnstile left tackle.

    No AP, no Rudolph, no o-line. Trial by fire for Teddy Bridgewater!

  2. Ever since Peterson went on his Father of the Year hiatus, his teammates have been coming down with “injuries” so they don’t have to face the music alone. And their SuperBowl is coming up next week too. No heart. Just like their fans.

  3. I prefer to look at the bright side of finising in last place with amazing consistency, at least this year Viking fans can use injuries and child absue as legit excuses.

    Fusco was shaping up to be the Vikings best OL man but its sort of like being the tallest midget in the room.

    Not to worry, I saw Kalil at a Sports Authority store buying light weight (there’s an apt description for the Viking’s roster) shoes so the old cinder block feet moves might be gone this week. Now if the Vikings could only replace Peterson’s production at RB, this offense might be back on track.

  4. I wish Ducasse well, but I was really hoping they’d bring up Yankey.

    I hate to say it but Austin Wentworth may need to be looked at as well. Kalil is the lowest ranked LT in the league at the moment.

  5. Get those Ponder jerseys out of the basement viking fans. Add this on top of the way Kalil is playing and Teddy isn’t going to make it very long. Hopefully Peppers and Matthews get a shot at him first.

    S-till
    K-eep
    O-n
    L-osing

  6. Apparently the new off-season contracts contained a “lets-get-injured”clause. I hope Griffen’s contract didn’t.

    Perhaps the cheeser poster above should go back to kneeling in front of Bear fans — the act is neither remotely original nor entertaining.

  7. ducks4remi says: Sep 26, 2014 10:15 AM

    Get those Ponder jerseys out of the basement viking fans. Add this on top of the way Kalil is playing and Teddy isn’t going to make it very long. Hopefully Peppers and Matthews get a shot at him first.
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    The only “shots” Peppers and Matthews will be getting is ‘roids or HGH!

  8. “Fusco said this is the first surgery he’s had to have in his life.”

    Packer fans should be able to help comfort Fusco will all the lap band and gastric bypass surgeries they keep getting over and over thinking it will eventually help.

  9. Sucks because Fusco was solid and I noticed it didn’t take Ducasse long to get 2 flags. I also would rather see Yankey in there. maybe it’s time for Mckinnon and Banyard to get more carries, Asiata is just painful to watch when its not a swing pass. Either way players are gone so I just wanna see the D keep playing well and let TB get the offense going.

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