Kyle Rudolph is getting used to regular checkups

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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph must go to a different dentist than the rest of us.

Recounting his offseason ankle surgery, Rudolph shrugged it off and said it was routine.

I’ve had five surgeries in the last 10 years,” Rudolph said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “It’s funny when you sit there, the nurses are getting ready for pre-op, and the doctors are talking to you. I honestly feel like I’m in the dentist office getting my teeth cleaned.”

Hopefully they used something other than Novocaine, but Rudolph’s glad to be out on the field now ahead of schedule, after getting the right ankle that bothered him last year fixed.

“It’s a ton of fun to be back out there competing, for me especially,” Rudolph said. “The plan was for me not to be doing anything right now. Thankfully, I get to work with the best training staff in our game, . . . They got me to a point where I am able to go out there a few weeks early, and it’s good.”

And four out of five dentists agree, he has a chance to have a big season, considering the way new Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo have featured tight ends in the past.

7 responses to “Kyle Rudolph is getting used to regular checkups

  1. “Thankfully, I get to work with the best training staff in our game”
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    I can’t argue there. What they accomplished with Peterson, and Teddy, was nothing short of miraculous.

  2. Kind of sad because anesthesiologists have the highest premiums of all Doctors. They can kill or paralyze you, if they screw up.

    The main reason (coincidentally with the article) you NEVER let a Dentist put you ‘under’.

    No such thing as a ‘minor’ surgery or procedure if you’re not awake.

    I almost died getting an Endoscopy. Joan Rivers died getting one. When I woke up, they were all soaking wet and had this look of terror slash relief on their face. Even though it feels like 1 second after you say 97, I started to put 2 and 2 together and they told me the truth.

    When you take danger as being routine, bad things can happen.

  3. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    June 6, 2018 at 7:32 am
    “Thankfully, I get to work with the best training staff in our game”
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    I can’t argue there. What they accomplished with Peterson, and Teddy, was nothing short of miraculous.

    Let’s not forget EJ Henderson’s femur injury.

  4. He’s a good player, but its hard to like him when he’s about half the player he should be. The guy has Near Gronk level physicals but he cant get open and drops the ball against tight coverage.

  5. He never had wheels, so its hard to imagine the ankle surgery will make him slower. He does run great routes and has strong hands, but he really benefits from the attention given the quality WRs and RBs.

  6. All those surgeries explain why someone barely touches his shoelaces & he collapses like a straw hut.

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