Off the Record (OTR)

Sharrif Floyd won’t play again

The Minnesota Vikings have probably known this for a long time, but I didn’t realize the situation was so dire. Sharrif Floyd underwent knee surgery back in September 2016 and it did not go well. During the procedure he suffered nerve damage, which is never a good thing.

The beat writers say they haven’t seen him around the facility since the summer. He reportedly still can’t run. And with a contract that is about to expire, his chances of playing again aren’t looking good.

In a recent Q&A on the Star Tribune’s website, beat writer Andrew Krammer said that he’s done.

The Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling reported this month the Vikings don’t think defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will be able to resume his playing career. Floyd, on the non-football injury list with a contract that can expire in March, has not been seen around Winter Park by reporters since this summer, when he was continuing to push through rehab from nerve damage suffered during knee surgery in September 2016. Floyd said this spring he still was unable to run. It’s been a devastating turn for a talented player who had already overcome difficult circumstances to play professionally.

If Floyd can get back into some sort of playing shape – whenever that might be – I’m sure someone would give him one last kick of the tires.

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