Nick Easton Out for Season after Surgery on Herniated Disc
Well, the worst-case scenario for Nick Easton and the rest of the Vikings offensive line just became official:
Vikings’ G Nick Easton underwent surgery this morning to correct a herniated disc in his neck and his season is likely over, per his agent Joe Linta. But it is not expected to be a career-ending injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2018
Easton injured his knee earlier in the week and was going in for a second opinion…
Nick Easton is getting a second opinion on his neck and back from Dr. Jack Kelley in New Haven, Conn. He should have a resolution in 24-48 hours, according to a league source.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) August 8, 2018
Well, looks like that second opinion clearly didn’t go well.
The Vikings will now look to move on from Nick Easton and try to build a somewhat sustainable offensive line without him. We now know Richie Incognito is out of the mix.. Will the Vikings try to bring in a different free agent or swing a rare trade at this time of year? Or, will they opt to stick with what they’ve got and try to improve those already-internal guys?
I’m honestly not sure. They better make it work, though. With the team the Vikings have, it’d be very sad to see the rest of this team go to waste because of the deficiencies that sit on the O-Line…
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