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Nick Easton’s ankle is broken, will miss rest of 2017

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A tough one for the Vikings’ offensive line

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off of their 16-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, the Minnesota Vikings did get a little bit of bad news.

Head coach Mike Zimmer just announced, via several sources on the Twitters, that starting left guard Nick Easton suffered a fractured right ankle during tonight’s game and he will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

Easton got rolled up on during a running play during the first half. He needed to be helped to the sidelines, and was later put on the cart and taken back to the locker room. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game, and the news of the full extent of his injury has just come down.

Jeremiah Sirles will likely take Easton’s place at left guard for the remainder of the season. We’ll have to see what other steps the Vikings take to shuffle the depth chart along the offensive line.

Once again, starting left guard Nick Easton is done for the season with a fractured right ankle suffered in tonight’s victory over Green Bay.