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Vikings tight end John Carlson could miss several weeks after spraining a knee in Tuesday's afternoon practice. The initial diagnosis is a sprained medial collateral ligament, coach Leslie Frazier said. "If that's what it turns out to be, you don't have to have any surgery," Frazier said. "It heals by itself. So, it's a little bit more of a pain tolerance thing, depending on how he feels." Carlson was to undergo an MRI later in the day to make sure nothing is torn. Asked if the injury could sideline Carlson for a while, Frazier said, "It could. It could. We'll see. They'll tell me more when we get back in. But initially, that's what they told me -- sprained MCL." Carlson, 28, signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Vikings in March and is expected to play a major role in Bill Musgrave's multiple tight end offense alongside Kyle Rudolph. He sat out last season in Seattle with a shoulder injury. Source: ESPN Twin Cities
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Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson sprained his knee in practice on Tuesday, and it could keep Carlson out of action for several weeks, 1500ESPN.com reported. The preliminary diagnosis is a sprained medial collateral ligament, but Carlson was scheduled to have an MRI performed to pinpoint the problem. "If that (sprained MLC) is what it turns out to be, you don'...
Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson MCL in his knee during practice on Tuesday.
The good news is that Carlson didn’t tear his ligament, but he also may not be ready for the Vikings preseason opener.
“You don’t have to have any surgery. It heals by itself,” said Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. “It’s a little bit more of a pain-tolerance thing and how he feels.”
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings brought tight end John Carlson in to add another facet to their offense. Now they will have to wait a few weeks before they get the chance to see how he can develop.
Carlson, signed in the offseason from the Seattle Seahawks, suffered a knee injury in Tuesday's afternoon practice at training camp and coach Leslie Frazier said he could be...
The Vikings' tight end-friendly offense will have to make due without John Carlson for at least two weeks. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test performed Tuesday night confirmed the initial diagnosis of a sprained right knee. It's a Grade 2 sprain to the medial collateral ligament, which coach Leslie Frazier said will take "maybe a week or two" to heal well enough...
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier plans to activate running back Adrian Peterson from the active/PUP list in time for at least one preseason game, according to 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.Fantasy Spin:The Vikings likely want to see how Peterson fares in game action before they announce him active for Week 1, but it's a good sign that the Vikings coaching staff already plans on having him...
MANKATO, Minn. Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin arrived to training camp in Mankato last week about 30 minutes before coach Leslie Frazier's imposed report time of 4 p.m.
Harvin's arrival, one of the last players to report, ended any possible suspense after the receiver expressed displeasure a month earlier during minicamp. Harvin's showed up in plenty of time...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was rushed to a nearby hospital earlier today after suffering what coach Leslie Frazier said was an allergic reaction to seafood he ate at a restaurant during lunch in Mankato. Peterson, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, is back in the dorms in Mankato resting comfortably, according to Frazier. Frazier said Peterson has been...