Report: Bishop Sankey tears ACL

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Vikings running back Bishop Sankey tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the season, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Sankey had four carries for 14 yards and caught four passes for 15 yards before leaving Thursday’s preseason opener early in the third quarter. Sankey said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, that he “felt something” when he made a cut.

Sankey was on the field for several minutes before being helped off. An MRI on Friday revealed the bad news.

The Vikings listed Sankey third on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon.

Sankey, a second-round pick of the Titans in 2014, played two seasons in Tennessee. He had 199 carries for 762 yards and three touchdowns.

18 responses to “Report: Bishop Sankey tears ACL

  1. He was third on the depth chart but that depth chart didn’t include Latavius Murray. There was very little chance he would make the team. Although it sucks he has to go through the rehab, the silver lining is that he’ll collect an NFL paycheck for another year while on injured reserve.

  2. Hahahahaha…a viking fan trying to poke fun at a GM who has been taking his team to the curb for 10 years. Try again queen. Love the desperation though!

  3. Is it just me, or has there been a ridiculously high number of season ending injuries in the first week of the preseason?

  4. 250dollarnflowner says:
    August 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    uncle ted is drooling over this news. one legged Stankey is better than starting a basketball playing wr at rb!

    250dollarflounder…..sorry, can’t figure out what you’re trying to say. I’m guessing you had a few too many barley pops before trying to pick this needless fight. Am I right?

  5. h0metownzero says:
    August 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Dude never got so much as a scratch on him running behind the Titans line.
    Wonder why he left then?

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