One of the Minnesota Vikings' veteran players has given us a little bit of bad news to (possibly) be concerned with as we meander through the offseason.
Defensive end Brian Robison, one of the team's elder statesmen, suffered a pectoral injury on Thursday while working out at Winter Park. There hasn't been any word yet on the severity of the injury, save for Robison texting people that he's going to be okay.
Robison is one of the team's more experienced defensive players, as he is entering his tenth season (all of them with Minnesota). If he is unavailable for any length of time, the depth chart at defensive end apart from Robison and Everson Griffen is pretty green. It includes second-year man Scott Crichton, who struggled to get on the field in his first season, and a pair of rookies in third-round pick Danielle Hunter and sixth-round selection B.J. Dubose, among others.
Pectoral injuries caused the Vikings to lose 40% of their offensive line last season, as the injuries sidelined guard Brandon Fusco and tackle Phil Loadholt. Per the report from 1500 ESPN linked above, Fusco's pectoral injury prevented him from lifting weights at all for five months.
Once we have an update on Brian Robison's condition, we will bring it to you here. Suffice it to say, we're all hoping for the best for Robison.