Brian Robison Has a Neck Injury


Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws over Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) during the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

You know what the Vikings’ defense didn’t need? Another injury to a starter. But that’s exactly what it has. And this time it’s not a marginal starter like Letroy Guion or Jamarca Sanford, it’s a legit starter. It’s Brian Robison.

Per Twitter reports, Robison is out of practice on Friday with a neck injury. Robison was able to practice on Thursday but he was limited. His status for Sunday is anybody’s guess.

Robison has been a solid part of the Vikings’ defensive line all year, racking up enough quarterback disruptions to rank 3rd in the league. He has also been a pretty vocal critic of the coaching staff, taking Alan Williams and Leslie Frazier to task for some of the late game playcalling.

If Robison is unable to go Sunday against Green Bay, it will be Everson Griffen starting at left defensive end. The Vikings may also be without Erin Henderson who has been out of practice all week dealing with a personal matter. Henderson would be replaced by Audie Cole.

The good injury news – if you want to call this good news – is that Letroy Guion should be back at the nose this weekend. Fred Evans and Kevin Williams have both been way better than Guion at nose tackle so maybe the Vikes would be better off if Guion just stayed injured.

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