Josh Robinson Reportedly Has Torn Pectoral Muscle


Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle before minicamp, a source has told ESPN’s Ben Goessling among others.

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Variously, it has been reported that Robinson will miss the entire season and that he will only miss the beginning of the regular season. Point being that I don’t think anyone really knows right now how long Robinson will be out.

Last season both Phil Loadholt and Brandon Fusco suffered season ending torn pecs, Loadholt missing the last five games of the season and Fusco missing all but the first three.

Robinson mysteriously missed all of this year’s offseason activities and was said by Mike Zimmer to be a question mark for the start of training camp.

Even had Robinson been able to make it for training camp, which it now appears he definitely will not, he would have had an uphill battle to claim a roster spot.

In addition to returning starters Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn, the Vikings this year have added significant cornerback depth in the form of veteran Terence Newman and rookie Trae Waynes, and have a promising second-year corner in Jabari Price. The cornerback field also includes long time punt returner Marcus Sherels.

Was Josh Robinson going to crack the cornerback corps with all those other players in his way? Unlikely. And now it appears Robinson’s slim chance has become no chance.

It’s certainly been a rough couple of weeks for the former third-round pick Robinson, who recently wound up in the internet’s doghouse after controversial tweets about the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage.

Good news for Josh: If he’s no longer in the NFL – and that’s where this train seems to be headed – he doesn’t have to worry so much about people bashing him for his views. With obscurity comes freedom.

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