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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

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

Report: Minnesota Vikings give extension to their most consistent offensive lineman

The Minnesota Vikings rewarded the most consistent member of their offensive line, reportedly agreeing to a one-year contract extension with center John Sullivan… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board The Vikings tacked on an extra-year on to the Notre Dame product’s...
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April 07, 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

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

Top 10 OG/C in the draft: Minnesota needs to grab one of these guys early.

In 2013 the Minnesota Vikings struggled. While quarterback is the flashy position, one of the biggest struggles was with the offensive line. With just three players currently on the roster that are listed as either center or guard, the Vikings will need to make some changes in order to get past their deficiencies. John Sullivan has become a very solid center, but if he were to go...
Via cover32
March 03, 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...
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February 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

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