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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

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 Fox Sports North
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Place C John Sullivan On Short-Term Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that they’ve placed C John Sullivan on injured reserve with the designation to return. Sullivan is now the second offensive line starter for the Vikings to end up on the injured reserve after the team sent RT Phil Loadholt to season-ending I.R. not too long ago. This move will keep Sullivan, who underwent ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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

Vikings C Sullivan still out with back injury, but Zimmer not concerned

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is still recovering from a back injury. Sullivan was not on the field Monday for practice, as the Vikings began preparation for their regular-season opener at San Francisco. Coach Mike Zimmer said he's not concerned, but rather encouraged, because Sullivan has been "getting better every day." Sullivan, the senior member...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 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 AP on Fox
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' Sullivan felt he had to be honest about concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Symptoms had subsided quickly for Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in last week's game at Buffalo and he argued to return to the field with his team facing an important scoring opportunity in an eventual loss. Handling another concussion was replaced by Sullivan's commitment to his team, a dilemma all too familiar to Sullivan and other NFL players. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 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

Which free agent OL should the Minnesota Vikings target?

One of the areas that the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve at during free agency is offensive line. While center John Sullivan has solidified his position on the team as well as tackle Matt Kahlil, there is room for improvement on that line, especially in pass protection. There are some big names in free agency and the Vikings will need to grab one of these guys if they...
Via cover32 - Vikings
February 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

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