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Vikings Offensive Lineman Josh Samuda Suffers Awful Ankle Injury

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WARNING: SIDEWAYS ANKLE PICTURE ALERT! DON'T LOOK IF YOU DON'T LIKE SEEING THESE THINGS!

Here's a picture of a car with Vikings branding, because I sure as hell wasn't going to lead with a picture of that ankle.
Here's a picture of a car with Vikings branding, because I sure as hell wasn't going to lead with a picture of that ankle.
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If you're like me, when you came across the news that Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Josh Samuda was injured, your first reaction was:

"Who?"

Don't worry if you're not familiar with Samuda's body of work--you're not alone. Samuda was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was on the roster for all 16 games in 2012 but didn't register any stats of note in those games. Pro Football Focus doesn't have any data at all on him, which probably means he hasn't played a regular season snap in his career. Samuda attended college at UMass and was born in Birmingham, England before moving to the US in fourth grade.

Samuda was cut by the Dolphins before the 2013 and didn't play in the NFL last year. The Vikings signed him to a reserve/future contract back in January, but it was such an unimportant signing that we here at Daily Norseman failed to report anything about it. (Our only mention of Samuda comes from CCNorseman in a roster needs post from March.)

Unfortunately for Josh Samuda, Vikings fans are now going to know his name for all the wrong reasons. Samuda suffered an awful ankle injury during practice on Tuesday.

There's a picture of the injury, and it isn't pretty. Now before you scroll down any further, here's your chance to leave. I'm going to put up a warning in big bold letters now.

WARNING: THERE IS A GROSS PICTURE OF JOSH SAMUDA'S ANKLE INJURY BELOW. IF YOU DON'T LIKE SEEING THIS SORT OF THING, CLOSE OUT OF THIS STORY NOW. THERE, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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NO, REALLY. IT'S GROSS. YOU SURE YOU WANT TO SEE IT?

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YOU SURE?!

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OK, if you're still with me, you can't complain about how I didn't warn you. Here's the picture of Samuda's ankle:

Josh Samuda Ankle

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! That is not good.

We wish the best for Samuda going forward in what's sure to be a pretty long recovery.

UPDATE, 11:15 AM: Just in case the picture didn't gross you out enough, here's a Vine of the injury by Fox 9's Seth Kaplan: