Vikings CB Cedric Griffin is hurt again, and he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the damage.
Griffin hurt himself in the second half of Minnesota’s loss to the Vikings, and he was spotted leaving the New Meadowlands Stadium on crutches.
Griffin tore the ACL in his left knee during last year’s NFC championship game, and he only returned in Week 3 of this season. Now, his right knee is injured.
“It’s something new,” Griffin told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune after the game, declining to give further details.
More from the Star-Trib’s blog post:
UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Rapid Reporter Dana Wessel writes that Griffin has a torn ACL and is done for the year.
If Griffin is lost for an extended period it would be another blow for a cornerback position at which the Vikings have been shorthanded for much of the season.
Griffin and rookie Chris Cook both missed the first two games, meaning the Vikings used Antoine Winfield, Lito Sheppard and Asher Allen as their corners. Cook had torn the meniscus in his right knee in the preseason and didn't return until the Lions game.
At full strength, the Vikings used Winfield and Griffin as their starters at the left and right corner, respectively, and Cook moved to left corner so Winfield could slide inside in nickel situations. But Cook suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee against the Lions and is out again.
Cook was optimistic last week that he wouldn't be sidelined as long this time because the tear in his meniscus was not as severe.
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