By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings standout defensive end Danielle Hunter won’t be returning to the field this season.

According to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Hunter had successful neck surgery Tuesday.

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Zimmer says he expects Hunter to fully recover and be available for offseason football activities.

Hunter has yet to play a snap in the 2020 season. He was placed on injured reserve a few days before the start of the season.

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Last season, Hunter at 25 years old became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks.