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Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:15 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2010 3:55 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

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:

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.
UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Rapid Reporter Dana Wessel writes that Griffin has a torn ACL and is done for the year.

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Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

dufass.. you are aptly named.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 5:43 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

you hate to see such a talented player get such a rough break twice with injuries. hang in there cedric!



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

sad to see this man get hurt, i may not be a fan of the Vikings and a player or two there, BUT i do like Griffin, great kid and i liked that nice pass he knocked away from Edwards that would've been a touchdown.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 5:06 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

Not a very intelligent comment!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

Really sad to see this happen to Cedric Griffin.  Especially after sitting out a year for the same injury on the other knee.
Glad to see Percy Harvin hasn't had any issues with the migraines lately that we know of.  He was pretty good on Monday night.

I just wish my Packers didn't have so many damn injuries.  I can't think of one other team so hit by injuries than they are. 
Too bad because the Vikes/Pack game WAS looking to be a good one.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Cedric Griffin's knee to be examined

Rumor has it that Brett Favre's wife is out for the season, too.  She put him on waivers, but come-to-find-out, he's been waivering ever since they were married. 


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