Starting next week, we may just have to do stories about which members of the Minnesota Vikings don’t have some sort of issues going on.
Head coach Mike Zimmer just announced that defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who missed the game against the Green Bay Packers after playing in the season opener against Tennessee, had surgery on his right knee today.
The procedure is said to be a “clean up” on Floyd’s knee to remove some cartilage. Nobody knows for sure how long he’s going to be out. . .and, much as was the case last week, Zimmer doesn’t sound like he’s too terribly concerned about it.
Zimmer said Floyd is out of sight out of mind— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 22, 2016
Yep. . .pretty sure Mike Zimmer isn’t pleased.
This means that Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen will continue to split the snaps next to Linval Joseph at defensive tackle.
Hopefully Floyd’s recovery will be relatively short and he can get back on the field, both for his sake and the team’s. The team could use him in the middle of the defensive line, and if he wants to have a long-term future in Minnesota, he’s going to have to get out on the field. The team has already picked up his fifth-year option, so he’s signed through the 2017 season, but anything beyond that is going to depend on his performance. He hasn’t had much of a performance thus far in 2016.