Everson Griffen still out with illness, expected to play this week

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was a surprise scratch last Sunday after becoming ill at some point between the release of Friday’s injury report and the deadline to submit a list of inactive players.

The league is looking into the Vikings’ failure to disclose the change in Griffen’s health as required by league rules. The Vikings haven’t shed any light into what’s bothering Griffen, who missed practice on Wednesday while undergoing further evaluation that coach Mike Zimmer believes will end with a clean bill of health.

“He’s finishing up some tests today,” Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We’re anticipating that he’ll finish good.”

Assuming all goes well, Griffen is expected back on the field Thursday and in the lineup on Sunday when the Vikings bid for their fourth win of the season.

Cornerback Josh Robinson did practice on Wednesday, marking the first time he’s been on the field with his teammates since going on the PUP list at the start of camp. Robinson had a torn pectoral and can practice for the next three weeks before the team will be required to either add him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the rest of the season.

11 responses to “Everson Griffen still out with illness, expected to play this week

  1. I’ll be the first to admit I thought the Danielle Hunter pick in the 3rd was a reach, but the kid played well replacing Griffin. He definitely still is stronger against the run, but when he builds his moves and lets lose this kid can be every bit as good as Everson. Nice issue to have.

  2. From Zimmer’s comments it sure sounds like he’s going through the concussion protocol. What else requires a person to “take tests” that are pass/fail and easily interpreted by non medical personnel (Zimmer in this case)?

  3. ariani1985 says:
    Oct 21, 2015 4:42 PM

    Could always be worse, at least he didn’t get fleeced with fake stock sales!
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    Or like Minnesota taxpayers who are kept in the dark on the cost overruns on the construction of US Bank stadium and are forced to pay for the stadium even if they aren’t fans.

  4. Still don’t understand why the Vikings simply didn’t follow the rules like every other team. Its not like there is any huge advantage to listing Griffen on the injury report but maybe the owners felt like they can’t restrict their fraudulent activities to just their real estate business, they have to push the envelope in football too.

  5. Sounds like there were potential heart-related issues discovered Sunday morning when he came in sick after practicing all week and was examined by the trainers pre-game. We’ve got a player with a potential life threatening condition and the always classy and tasteful cheesers are spouting off about the Vikings apparent lack of clairvoyance and inability to predict Griffen’s future condition before Sunday.

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