Johnstone Gets Second Opinion

The Vikings' injury woes are piling up as they head into their final game before their bye week. Lance Johnstone is the latest question mark and is seeking another opinion before playing again.

Apparently the Vikings' players aren't as confident in the diagnosis ability of the team doctors. Players have gone as far away as New York to get a second opinion and consulted experts at the Mayo Clinic to get confirmation that the team doctors are right.

Add Lance Johnstone to that list. The Vikings' defensive end has been told by team doctors that the injury to the tendon in his shoulder is something he can play through. Like others before him, he's not as confident since it's his shoulder and has sought a second opinion.

Johnstone would be a loss if the opinion comes back negative. He's the team's most consistent pass rusher and has been a force on third downs. The results of his tests are expected back as early as today.

* The Vikings placed Willie Offord on injured reserve and signed safety Will Hunter from the practice squad.
* Darren Sharper worked out Monday and isn't optimistic about his chances of playing. With Offord gone and Sharper a question, CB Ken Irvin has been shifted to safety.
* To replace Hunter on the practice squad, the Vikings signed DB Ukee Dozier.
* Brian Williams is also likely to miss Sunday's game with a strained left knee.

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