Anthony Barr: Vikings admit his knee is a concern


Anthony Barr’s knees weren’t supposed to be an issue but now they’re becoming a little bit of an issue.

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Barr’s 2014 season came to a premature end thanks to a partially torn meniscus that required surgery. A separate knee issue cropped up in the offseason that prevented Barr from doing anything during OTAs and minicamp.

When Barr arrived at training camp he was unable to take the conditioning test on the first day and was limited in his activities.

Now Barr is reportedly dealing with knee inflammation that has kept him out of practice two straight days.

With Barr limited to rehab activities for two days in a row, Mike Zimmer was forced to admit that the knee is an issue (via 1500ESPN):

"“It’s legitimate — it’s not like it’s not a legitimate concern,” Zimmer said. “But we anticipate he’ll be back here pretty quick.”"

Barr’s status for Sunday’s Hall of Fame game is understandably up in the air.

Clearly, the wise course of action would be to sit Barr down for Sunday’s game and all subsequent preseason games. Maybe he will be ready to play when the real opener comes around.

But the way things are going now I wouldn’t be shocked if Barr ends up missing some regular season time as well. His knee is obviously not right.

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