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Monday, August 19, 2013
Vikings say Floyd surgery 'nothing major'

By Ben Goessling

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd had a "minor procedure" on Monday to reduce pain in his left knee, coach Leslie Frazier said. But the team's top pick in the 2013 draft isn't expected to miss any regular-season games.

Floyd initially hurt his knee in the Vikings' first preseason game on Aug. 9, when a block from behind took him down and knocked him out of the game in the second quarter. An MRI at the time showed no structural damage to Floyd's knee, and Frazier said the operation on Floyd's knee was not arthroscopic surgery.

The 23rd overall pick will likely sit out of practice until next week, and Frazier said it was unlikely Floyd would play in the Vikings' final preseason game against Tennessee. But Frazier wasn't concerned Floyd's absence would be any longer than that.

"Nothing major," Frazier said. "He shouldn't miss any time as far as our regular season is concerned."