Found October 18, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith is heading to the NFL injured reserve, eligible to be recalled list after suffering a turf toe injury this past Sunday in a loss to the Carolina Panthers.  Smith, in his second year out of Notre Dame, had become the leader for the Vikings under-performing secondary unit and will be sorely missed. This injury couldn’t have come at a worse time as Minnesota, who has only one win on the season and is clearly the bottom feeder of the NFC North, will be facing the win-less New York Giants Monday night.  Depending on how the rest of the season goes, there is an outside chance that Smith will just remain on the injured reserve list and fully heal as the franchise soon could be more focused on the 2014 season than 2013.  The post Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Heading To Injured Reserve – Recall List appeared first on FFLockerRoom - Fantasy Football Advice - NFL News - Player Rankings.

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Tom Pelissero reports that Vikings second-year S Harrison Smith may need to undergo season-ending surgery on his turf toe injury. Pelissero adds that the plan for now is to allow Smith some time to allow the injury heal. According to Pelissero’s source, two doctors have already recommended surgery. Smith will not play in Monday night’s game against the Giants. This of...

Turf toe injury to keep Harrison Smith out longer than expected

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Brian Hall's Oct. 17 Vikings mailbag

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