Everson Griffen returns to practice

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was back at practice on Thursday after missing last Sunday’s game and Wednesday’s practice because of an illness.

Griffen’s absence from Sunday’s game caught the eye of the NFL, which said it would look into why the Vikings didn’t provide an update about Griffen’s condition before he was declared inactive 90 minutes before kickoff. Griffen said he started feeling sick on Sunday morning and headed to the hospital to get checked out after consulting with the team’s training staff, but declined to go into more detail.

“I’m not going to release all my medical information to you. That’s not my job. … That’s private and I’m going to keep it that way,” Griffen said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But yeah, I was sick and handled it accordingly. But now I’m back and I’m back with my teammates and I’m feeling healthy and feeling strong. And I’m ready to go out there and beat Detroit.”

Griffen said he doesn’t expect any further difficulties as a result of his illness and that his chances of playing against the Lions this weekend is “100 percent.” Danielle Hunter started in place of Griffen last weekend and forced a fumble in the 16-10 victory over the Chiefs.

30 responses to “Everson Griffen returns to practice

  1. Hunter forced a fumble last week, glad to see Vikings fans aren’t out here crowning him the next Chris Hovan, or Doleman, as they do with WRS after two games.

  2. No way is he Hovan or Doleman….

    Clearly, Hunter is the next Carl Eller!

    Awwww….like throwing chum into a piranha tank!

    Now watch the Packer trolls and David Lynch characters feed like crazy…

  3. It’s been reported that Griffen was taking precautionary heart-related tests. Probably just a virus or something but you don’t take a chance with something like that.

  4. So what’s the status of the NFL’s so called investigation into why the Vikings didn’t report it?

    It sounds like something the Patriots would try and get away with. The Vikings usually restrict their law breaker to their players on the near by local lakes.

  5. I didn’t realize that Hovan was disliked so much… I figured his obsession with Packers, like Favre, helped young viking fans, become what they are today, and that they appreciated him for doing so.

  6. breaking the rules like selling fake paper stock in order to reach contract extensions with players? like that kind of rule breaking??

    if only other teams could sell fake paper stock to resign their players

    oh yeah, the ‘renovation’ of lambeau cost almost $200 million. Sure.

  7. There’s nothing fake about the stock whatsoever. It’s a souvenir, plain and simple. One would have to be a complete imbecile to not… under….stand…… tha….

    Oops. Nevermind. Sorry.

  8. I think viking opponents are happy to have the 2nd most penalized player in the league this season back with the vikings. The majority of his penalties occur on third down. 29 percent happen on 2nd down.

    It all depends on perspective whether this is good news or not.

  9. The nfl should just butt out already. A team doesn’t deactivate one of it’s premier players due to illness, which is the Vikings loss and no one elses unless is was something serious. Now, if they would’ve suddenly activated a previously thought to be inactive type of injured player with no warning….that would be suspicious and a Vikings benefit. To deactivate your stud DE last second is nowhere near the Patriots type of shady, it was a big loss and defensive setback for the defense. Not a decision made easily, and in no way affected the game positively for the Vikings or negatively for the Chiefs…..let it go already!

  10. @sharrerwwonka22 –

    It has nothing to do with gaining a competitive edge in the games. It has everything to do with gaining a competitive edge gambling. Before teams were required to provide injury reports, that type of info was hugely beneficial to gamblers and they went to great lengths to get it. There’s no way to keep that info away from the gamblers every time, so the NFL made the information available to everyone, which took away the competitive edge when gambling.

  11. Not a decision made easily, and in no way affected the game positively for the Vikings or negatively for the Chiefs…..let it go already!
    ________

    Apparently you weren’t the Chiefs offensive linemen studying his tendencies and tactics all week on film in the meeting rooms and at home.

  12. The Almighty Cabbage
    Oct 22, 2015, 3:10 PM CDT
    There’s nothing fake about the stock whatsoever. It’s a souvenir, plain and simple. One would have to be a complete imbecile to not… under….stand…… tha….

    Oops. Nevermind. Sorry.
    —————————————-
    Sounds like someone is trying to justify a purchase. Buyers remorse.

  13. pzebich says:
    Oct 23, 2015 8:48 AM

    Packer stock = toilet paper

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Hey, that’s pretty good! I bet you’re the funniest kid in the entire fifth grade!

  14. 13worldchampioinships says:
    Oct 22, 2015 8:39 PM
    Sounds like someone is trying to justify a purchase. Buyers remorse.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    People spend a lot of money on NFL souvenirs. The Packer stock is the best of all. It can be framed and proudly hung on a wall for 100 years. It literally helped the team. Literally. That’s the important point.

    An example of buyers remorse would be the Moss, Favre, and Harvin jerseys hanging in countless closets all over Minnesota…..unworn.

  15. The Vikings will go 5-6 or 4-7 the remainder of the season.
    4 teams they will definitely lose to are: Seattle, Arizona, Atlanta & Green Bay. Then there are the teams they only have a 35% chance of beating are: at home against Green Bay, at Oakland, at Detroit, St. Louis, NY Giants. I will give the Vikings the benefit of the doubt and say they will beat 5 of those and finish 8-8.
    Green Bay will either go 7-3 or 6-4. The three tough road games against, Denver, Carolina, and Arizona are all possible loses. But I would say they will win one of those three and then get upset by Minnesota, Detroit, or Dallas.
    They will finish 12-4.

  16. Packer Stock: “Most innovative and original idea since the forward pass, enabling the fans to participate directly in the success of the franchise.”

    – Signed, 360,000 worldwide owners.

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