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Charles Gordon to Miss Remainder of Season

Not a surprise to anybody that saw it happen, but Vikings' CB Charles Gordon will miss the remainder of the 2008 season after having his ankle turned to mush on a punt return during the first half of Minnesota's 28-27 victory over the Packers.

There's a link to an animated .gif of the injury in the comments of the game thread below.  It's not a full Theismann or anything, but it's still pretty nasty to watch.  Gordon's foot basically did a 180.  I'd be surprised if any of the ligaments in his ankle made it out intact.  Gordon was seen at the post-game press conference wearing hospital scrubs with his ankle in a cast.

The injury to Gordon likely means that Benny Sapp will assume the full-time nickel responsibilities, and Marcus McCauley might actually be able to get onto the active roster every once in a while.

Between the injury to Gordon and WR Robert Ferguson apparently asking for his release, it will be interesting to see what happens to the Vikings' roster over the course of the next couple of days.

Oh, and if anybody missed it yesterday, the Vikings beat the Packers 28-27 on Sunday afternoon.  I wasn't sure whether or not everybody knew, so I thought I'd say it again.