Everson Griffen in Concussion Protocol and Out Sunday After Swerving to Miss Deer on Road

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen surprisingly missed practice on Thursday and now we know why. Courtney Cronin of ESPN made the news widely known via Twitter in the last hour that Griffin swerved to miss a deer while driving to Vikings practice on Tuesday and it landed him in concussion protocol. He’s been ruled out for Sunday.

The news was first reported by Darren Wolfson of KSTP and SKOR North on yesterday’s (CH. 5) 6:50 PM news coverage, who called the accident a “minor fender bender”. He also said that Everson is expected to be ok.

Rest of Vikings Injury Report

Eric Kendricks, who also showed up on the injury report pretty randomly Thursday, was back at practice on Friday. As expected, Anthony Barr and Christian Darrisaw have been ruled out for Sunday vs the Arizona Cardinals.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan