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Vikings' Sullivan likely out for season after second surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has undergone a second surgery on his back, putting his return to the field this season in doubt. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Sullivan aggravated his injury while weightlifting about 10 days ago. He said the likelihood of getting Sullivan back this season was "minimal." Sullivan was placed on injured reserve Sept...
Via Associated Press
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Sullivan placed on short-term injured reserve list, out until midseason

EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings have placed center John Sullivan on injured reserve with a designation to return, because of a bad back. The move was made Thursday, four days before the season opener at San Francisco. The Vikings announced that Sullivan had surgery Wednesday. He underwent a lumbar microdisectomy, a procedure typically done to address a herniated disc. Sullivan...
Via Associated Press
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings C John Sullivan underwent surgery, out until at least Week 9

The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting center John Sullivan for at least the first nine weeks of the 2015 NFL season, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke this news on Thursday morning, just four days before the Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football to open the season. The center needed surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back...
Via Sportsnaut
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer 'not really' concerned about John Sullivan's absence

Starting Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been sidelined for nearly three weeks with back spasms. Although the eighth-year veteran serves as the anchor of Minnesota's entire offensive line, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is not too worried about Sullivan's absence so far, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. "Not really," Zimmer said when asked if he's concerned...
Via FOX Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via Associated Press
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' injury list mounts as John Sullivan suffers spasm

The Minnesota Vikings started the week on a sour note, as starting right tackle Phil Loadholt was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. Things only got worse when news of defensive tackle Shemar Stephen's arthroscopic knee surgery and offensive tackle Carter Bykowski's shoulder surgery broke. The Vikings' injury list just keeps growing, as starting center John Sullivan...
Via FOX Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings center John Sullivan passes concussion tests

  Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered a knee injury on...
Via Associated Press
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Preview: Best players in the NFC North

The NFC North was historically mediocre last season. With the Green Bay Packers emerging victorious despite just a 8-7-1 record, it’s hard to make the argument that this division is one of the best in football. But I’m going to do just that. Last year was a down year for the North, mostly due to a high level of parity and Aaron Rodgers‘ broken collarbone. Sure, the defenses...
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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