MANKATO, Minn. A welcome sight as the Minnesota Vikings began training camp practices Friday was the lack of players relegated to the sidelines, in particular starting center John Sullivan, who missed the team's offseason workouts because he was recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Sullivan, who played through the injury at the end of last season and then had surgery in the offseason, was practicing in his usual spot with the first-team offensive line Friday. Sullivan won't be taking all of the first-team repetitions during practices as the team eases him back, but he was ready to participate in the first practice of training camp.
"I'm just going to follow the plan that the coaches and trainers have put in for me and try to get better every single day," Sullivan said, stating he feels, "great."
Sullivan said the injury started with a degenerative condition in his knee and then worsened in Week 13 last season at Green Bay. Sullivan is continuing his recovery p...