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Sharrif Floyd Says MRI "Nothing To Be Scared Of"

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Minnesota Vikings' fans got a bit of a scare on Friday night when defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, the first of the team's three first-round draft choices, went down with an apparent knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power, which was an encouraging sign, but it was said that he was having an MRI done on the knee today.

Floyd spoke about it after today's Training Camp practices in Mankato, and said that the MRI was "nothing to be scared of." He deferred to coach Leslie Frazier about more specifics on the MRI, but added that he could have gone back into the game if he had been needed.

Floyd was having himself a pretty decent night prior to his injury, having collected a pass defended and a tackle for a loss. He is not penciled in as the starter, but projects to get plenty of snaps in the Vikings' defensive line rotation regardless of where his name appears on the depth chart.

Once the final results of the MRI are out there, we will pass them along.

EDIT: Per "mrdinky" in the comments, the results of the MRI are back and show no ligament damage for Floyd.