Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jan 2010

Vikings Fear Griffin Tore ACL, MCL

Reports are suggesting that Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin might have torn his ACL and MCL covering the opening kickoff of overtime against the Saints on Sunday night.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 25 Jan 2010

8 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2010, 11:37am by andrew


by Will Allen (not verified) :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 2:34pm

Their chances of beating Cooper's brother with Asher Allen starting, and Karl Paymah getting a lot of playing time, would not have been good.

by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 2:38pm

True 'nuff.

Looking ahead to next year, the Vikes really need Winfield to bounce back or that defensive backfield could be a little scary.

by jmaron :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 3:46pm

I think Winfield will be due for a shift to safety in the next year or so. I don't think he'll be playing corner effectively for too much longer.

by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Tue, 01/26/2010 - 12:38am

Let's hope you're wrong. The Vikings signed him to an extension that pays him as a top-flight corner, not as a glorified nickle. If you are right, that would be a huge blow to the Vikes. Will?

by Marko :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 5:19pm

So the penalty for 12 men in the huddle and the Favretastic pick that ensued not only cost the Vikings a likely spot in the Super Bowl, they may have cost the Vikings an important part of their defense for a significant part of next season.

by The Blow Leprechaun (not verified) :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 6:27pm

Eh, it's not like it was a gimme field goal before.

by Marko :: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 7:19pm

Yes, but the field goal was likely before the penalty.

by andrew :: Tue, 01/26/2010 - 11:37am

Torn ACL, but MCL okay.

Not quite as bad, but still certain to miss start of next season.