Robison suffers pectoral injury

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured a pectoral muscle in workouts Thursday but isn’t believed to be serious.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured a pectoral muscle during a workout Thursday, but is believed to be “OK,” Robison said Thursday.

However, his timetable for returning to workouts is uncertain at this point.

Robison is entering his ninth season with the Vikings after being a 2007 fourth-round draft pick and working his way into the starting lineup in 2011. In 2013, he recorded a career-high nine sacks and had 8½ in 2013, including a career-high 3½ in one game against the Arizona Cardinals, when he also had 11 tackles (three for loss) and six quarterback hurries. Last year, he had 4½ sacks but was asked to perform different duties in Mike Zimmer’s defense.

He is only the seventh defensive end in team history to appear in more than 100 games.

The Vikings lost two offensive linemen for the rest of the 2014 season due to pectoral injury. Brandon Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3 and Phil Loadholt tore his pectoral muscle in the 11th game of the season.


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