Spielman: Offensive Line Is Most Critical For Vikings In 2016After finishing 11-5 with a division title, the Minnesota Vikings will look in 2016 a lot like they did last season. Still, general manager Rick Spielman must make some important decisions over the next two months.
Minnesota Vikings OL Sullivan Suffers SetbackThe Minnesota Vikings do not expect to have center John Sullivan back this season after he had a second surgery on his back. Sullivan was placed on the injured reserve with the designation for return following the preseason.
Sullivan Has 2nd Surgery, Unlikely To Return To Vikings This SeasonMinnesota 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.
Vikings LG Brandon Fusco Questionable With ConcussionMinnesota Vikings left guard Brandon Fusco is questionable for the game against San Diego on Sunday. Fusco missed practice Wednesday and returned on a limited basis Thursday after going through the league's concussion protocol.
Injury Report: Vikings Center John Sullivan To Miss Significant TimeThe Minnesota Vikings made a decision on John Sullivan’s immediate future. The starting center has not practiced since mid-August due to a back issue. After having surgery to repair a herniated disk, the Vikings placed him on injured reserve with the designation for return. He will miss at least eight weeks and can return to practice after six. The Vikings have four players from their active roster listed on their injury report.
Vikings' C Sullivan Undergoes Surgery, Placed On Injured ReserveThe Minnesota Vikings will be without starting center John Sullivan for at least the first eight games of the season. On Thursday, the team announced that Sullivan has been placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list.
Sullivan Still Out With Back Injury; Zimmer Not ConcernedMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is still recovering from a back injury.
Vikings Center Sullivan Still Out With Back InjuryMinnesota 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."
Coach Mike Zimmer Expected To Rejoin Vikings SoonMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health.
Vikings Sign C John Sullivan To 1-Year ExtensionThe Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they signed center John Sullivan to a 1-year contract extension. Sullivan started all 16 games last year at center on the offensive line and had to help protect rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Vikings' John Sullivan Probable For Bucs GameMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career.
Injury Report: Robinson Leaves Minnesota Vikings Practice, Sullivan ReturnsThe Minnesota Vikings were down a cornerback by the conclusion of practice on Thursday. Josh Robinson suffered an ankle injury and missed the remainder of practice. The team also learned that John Sullivan passed his concussion tests and practiced in a limited capacity. The team listed two players as non-participants, five as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday's practice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have eight players listed on their injury report.