Following his foray into the same-sex marriage debate about a week ago, we openly speculated whether or not cornerback Josh Robinson would even make the Minnesota Vikings' roster, whether his remarks would have anything to do with that or not.
As it turns out, it might not be something that either party has to worry about.
Ben Goessling of ESPN.com is reporting that Robinson has become the latest victim of the Vikings' injury du jour. . .or de l'année, more accurately. . .that being the torn pectoral muscle. He's the fourth member of the team to suffer the injury in the past ten months, joining offensive linemen Brandon Fusco and Phil Loadholt and defensive end Brian Robison on that list.
As we speculated in last week's article, Robinson is probably (at best) the fifth cornerback on the roster right now, behind Xavier Rhodes, rookie Trae Waynes, Terence Newman, and Captain Munnerlyn. With Robinson's status in question, it could open the door for players like veteran Marcus Sherels or undrafted free agent Justin Coleman, among others.
As for why so many members of the Vikings are suffering pectoral injuries. . .well, I don't have a good explanation. There has been speculation that the issue may have something to do with the Vikings making a transition from weight machines to free weights for their workouts, but I can't honestly confirm that one way or the other.
Still, the pectoral monster has struck in Minnesota again. If we get any more definitive word on how long Robinson will be out, we will pass it along.