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Report: Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd’s career may be in jeopardy due to knee injury

By Matthew Coller

When Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd went down with a knee injury in Week 1 of last season, the initial diagnosis was that he would return within six weeks. Instead, he missed the entire season. Now it appears possible that his career may be over.

Tom Pelissaro of USA Today reports that a nerve that controls Floyd’s quadriceps was disrupted during surgery after his early-season meniscus injury.

Sources: Former #Vikings first-round pick Sharrif Floyd’s career is in jeopardy because of a nerve issue. https://t.co/TdkfSoh6oT

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 30, 2017

Floyd’s agent sent this message to USA Today:

“Sharrif is rehabbing, has seen some of the best doctors in the country, will continue to rehab and hopefully, this will heal sooner than later.”

Floyd, who was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2013, has not spoken publicly about his injury since early in the season.

When healthy, the Vikings’ 24-year-old defensive tackle has been very effective, racking up 9.5 sacks over his first three seasons and garnering high marks from Pro Football Focus graders.

Last offseason, the Vikings exercised his fifth-year option, which guarantees him $6.75 million whether he gets back on the field or not.

Former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones was signed by the Vikings earlier this offseason and may end up playing defensive tackle if Floyd is not healthy.

The post Report: Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd’s career may be in jeopardy due to knee injury appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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