EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Defensive end Brian Robison has been a quiet, consistent defender against the run and pass for the Minnesota Vikings in his nearly two full seasons as a starter, but his absence could be felt if he isn't able to play in next week's game against the Houston Texans.
Robison, a six-year veteran, suffered a right shoulder injury in Sunday's 36-22 win against the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier was unsure Monday if Robison would be able to return in time for another important game for the Vikings' playoff chances Sunday at Houston.
Following Sunday's game, Frazier said the injury was an AC sprain and Robison would be headed for an MRI. A day later, Frazier said the team's doctors have a good idea of what the injury is and Robison would only be heading for an X-ray, with Frazier calling it "just a matter of time now."
"Injury-wise, the only guy that's really banged up to the point that he'll be questiona...