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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Season-ending injury for Minnesota's Gordon

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota nickel back/punt returner Charles Gordon has been diagnosed with a dislocated left ankle, an injury that likely will end his season.

Gordon suffered the grisly injury during a second-quarter punt return in the Vikings' 28-27 victory over Green Bay. The Vikings' medical staff took him off the field on a cart, and Gordon appeared in the postgame locker room on crutches and dressed in hospital scrubs.

The Vikings replaced him on punt returns with Aundrae Allison and at nickel back with Benny Sapp. Allison and Sapp likely will be the permanent replacements at both positions.