LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24: Letroy Guion #98 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins as he prepares to through a pass during the first quarter at FedExField on December 24, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Vikings escaped Friday night's opener with the San Francisco 49ers almost completely unscathed on the injury front. However, there is one minor one for the team to deal with, as starting nose tackle Letroy Guion will be out for a week or two with a PCL strain.
Guion got a three-year, $9 million extension from the Vikings during the off-season, and the team gave him the starting nose tackle position. He has played in 31 of 32 games over the past two seasons, including all 16 games in 2011.
Fred Evans will likely get the start on Friday night against the Buffalo Bills, but this means that players like Trevor Guyton, Chase Baker, and Tydreke Powell are probably going to see some more snaps over the course of the next couple of weeks as well.
Outside of the injury to Guion, there weren't any significant injuries for the Vikings on Friday night. Hopefully things will remain that way throughout the pre-season.