Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop (59) celebrates a play during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns defeated the Vikings 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond Bishop's First Start Ends Abruptly With Knee Injury


 

Many fans were happy to hear that Desmond Bishop would finally see his first starting action today for the Vikings, but it turned out that Desmond’s day would not last very long. Bishop went down with a leg injury in the second quarter against Carolina and by his reaction he knew it was bad right away.

Bishop left the field under his own power, but showed more frustration on the sidelines. He was finally taken to the locker room and announced as out for the remainder of the game.

The Vikings are listing Bishop’s injury as a knee. Bishop of course missed all of last year with a hamstring which explains his immediate and extreme reaction to feeling something wrong with his leg. Bishop knows this routine.

We’ll have to wait and see how severe this injury is for Bishop. He was active during his time in the game and might have helped make a difference for what has thus far been a porous Vikings defense. Marvin Mitchell will be the weak-side linebacker in his place.

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