Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) calls out the Green Bay Packers defense to offensive lineman Brandon Fusco (63) and center John Sullivan (65) in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Sullivan Suffers Concussion Against Seahawks


Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings guard Brandon Fusco (63) and center John Sullivan (65) block against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings center John Sullivan suffered a concussion in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and will have to pass all the concussion tests before he can return to action.  Sometimes, players need several weeks to pass the NFL’s testing procedures.

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan (65) in action against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

This comes at a bad time, since Sullivan could miss the game against the Green Bay Packers next week.  The Packers boast a strong pass rush from the interior that features B.J. Raji.  The Vikings would miss Sullivan greatly, since last year Sullivan was ranked the #1 center in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus and is currently a top-11 center this year.

Hopefully, Sullivan will recover quickly enough to be available for next week.

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