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Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd dealing with ‘six years worth of hurt’

Sharrif Floyd is back at Winter Park, but he isn’t expected to start practicing soon for the Minnesota Vikings.

Former first-round pick Sharrif Floyd has played only the season opener for the Minnesota Vikings while dealing with a knee injury and his situation is raising more questions than answers.

Floyd had arthroscopic knee surgery after that Week 1 game after playing in only 25 snaps and has been in and out of team’s Winter Park practice facility while trying to rehab his knee.

Head coach Mike Zimmer said Floyd was back at Winter Park on Thursday, but Floyd wasn’t practicing Thursday morning.

Zimmer said Floyd didn’t have another surgery, but he has been dealing with lingering pain in the knee that is clearing up much slower than the Vikings anticipated.

“We didn’t think it would be this long, to be honest with you,” Zimmer said. “We didn’t think it was going to be six years worth of hurt.”

Zimmer said Floyd has been rehabbing his knee somewhere else for the last 10 days or so, but didn’t get into specifics.



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