EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Desmond Bishop finally earned a starting spot with the Minnesota Vikings, his first season with the team getting on track after working his way up the chain and learning the team's defense.
Bishop's time as the starter lasted only 16 plays.
Starting at weakside linebacker on Sunday for the first time all season, Bishop suffered a right knee injury in the second quarter and coach Leslie Frazier announced Monday Bishop tore his anterior cruciate ligament and will have reconstructive surgery.
"I thought as we gave him more opportunities leading up to yesterday's ball game, he had shown that he was ready to get a starting assignment and I wanted him to solidify it through his play in that ball game yesterday," coach Leslie Frazier said. "Unfortunately, he got injured, but he was playing well up to the injury. It was more the work that he had done had impressed upon me and the coaches that he was ready for a start and it was a matter of how he would play would d...