Pat Elflein set for ankle surgery

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The Vikings lost center Pat Elflein to an ankle injury during the NFC Championship Game and the injury will require him to recover from surgery this offseason.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at a Tuesday press conference that Elflein will have surgery, but didn’t offer any other details about his recovery.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Elflein fractured his ankle and that the surgery will be done by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay. The belief is that Elflein will be ready for the offseason program as long as all goes well with his rehab work.

Elflein was a third-round pick last year and moved right into the starting lineup as part of an improved Vikings offensive line. When asked about that line’s improvement on 2016 on Tuesday, Zimmer said he thought the difference was the presence of better players.

12 responses to “Pat Elflein set for ankle surgery

  1. Elflein and Reiff were the best players on the line. Berger was also good but it looks like he’s going to retire. Remmers seems to be better suited for guard, which isn’t an excuse for moving him from right tackle for the playoffs. Man, did that move backfire. They need a right tackle and another guard. I hope they can hit on a guy like Elflein in the draft again this year.

  2. Tokyo what was the packer score this week? Oh wait….enjoy trying to mock the Vikings or try to get under our skins. We played a full season plus all you guys did was cry about Arron. NFC champs two out of three years.

  3. Center is the toughest O-line spot from a mental perspective and he handled it very well — they draft one more O-lineman and the line should be set for 2018.

    And I heard from a “friend” that he was able to schedule surgery in Green Bay because all the Packers’ surgeries were completed 5 weeks ago after their season ended earlier than 12 other NFL playoff teams.

  4. tokyosandblaster says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Do they have a surgery to fix 38 unanswered points?

    Asking for a friend.


    At least the Packers didn’t have to worry about losing in the playoffs, only getting a new GM, new coordinators, a backup QB that can play better than Johnny Manziel, a RB that’s worthy of being a starter, a TE that’s worth a bit more than a day old cheeseburger, ANY D-lineman that can play, other than Daniels, a starting LB that doesn’t roll and flop around on the ground every time a decent offensive player runs right past him and his flowing locks, and a CB that can cover any WR younger than 40. Other than all that, they’re doing great.

    There’s a reason why Spielman was named PFW’s top executive of 2017, and Dementia Ted, and his drool cup were wheeled up to the upper levels of Lambeau. One team is building and on the rise, and your team is a broken shell of it’s former self. They are a true 1 man team, and everybody knows it takes a great group of players to make a successful team in the NFL. There’s maybe 3 years left to Rodgers’ career, and they won’t have built anything worthwhile in that time. Enjoy watching the Bears rocket past the Packers in team building over the next couple years.

  5. I guess no surgeons were available at the Mayo Clinic so he is going to Green Bay. Having grown up in the GB area I can say the doctors there are not the greatest. Of course here in Houston they people fly in from all over the world for our world class medical center.

  6. In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Do they have a surgery to fix 38 unanswered points?

    Asking for a friend.

    You have a friend?


    Only if you consider one of the other dozen names he/she posts under a friend.

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