Scott Kooistra Is Attempting To Move On

There's an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press today by Jeremy Fowler about former Vikings' offensive lineman Scott Kooistra. Kooistra was in contention to start last season before suffering an injury in a pre-season game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The account of the injury is a pretty scary one, and it turns out that Kooistra is lucky that things didn't end up being a whole lot worse. Not that they're necessarily rosy or anything now, but here's what happened.

A helmet-to-helmet collision with linebacker Aaron Curry on a running play had changed everything. Carla didn't even know he was hurt. Neither did the Vikings at first; Scott said he "stumbled" through three subsequent plays that ended the series before coming to the sideline in pain, unable to move his neck from side to side. Scott thought a trainer would just crack his back and he would return to the game. Instead, he was taken to a hospital.

Now, I understand that three plays is not a lot in the National Football League, but when you've got a neck injury the likes of which Kooistra has obviously suffered, even one play more would be too many.

You really do have to read the entire story. . .it details some of Kooistra's rehab process, and how he's trying to move on from the significantly life-altering events of last August.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker