John Carlson Sprains MCL

There’s been a lot of talk about the Vikings going after opposing defenses with a two tight end set featuring sophomore Kyle Rudolph and fellow Notre Dame alum John Carlson. That dangerous duo is now in question though after Carlson reportedly sprained his MCL today in practice.

John Carlson was signed this offseason as a free agent. The amount of his contract raised some eyebrows amongst Vikings fans considering Carlson was out with a shoulder injury the entire 2011 season. Now it looks like Carlson could potentially miss some playing time depending on the severity of the injury.

When asked by the media if the injury could cause Carlson to miss playing time, Frazier said, “It could. It could. We’ll see. They’ll tell me more when we get back in.”

Carlson was supposed to get an MRI today to make sure the injury isn’t a tear. We’ll keep you updated when those results come back.

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  1. With Johnny’s history I sure hope they put an injury safety net into his contract to give them an out (if torn) or reduce it some.

  2. Not good news, but let’s remember:

    1) Dude won’t miss any of the regular season
    2) We have Joe Webb.

    1. We do have Joe Webb. Not sure if Carlson will miss regular season playing time though. He’s expected to be out 2-4 weeks but who knows how it will heal.

  3. johnny, did you sell everything you’ve got yet? can’t remember what it is, corn, wheat, beans?

    1. Haha Cal it’s sweetcorn and yeah we’re just about done so guess it’s time to catch up on everything Vikings. For some reason I had a bad feeling about the Carlson signing but I hope it works out in the long run.

      1. nice spike, huh? hope you made out in the markets

        good thing it wasn’t a tear for carlson

      2. Johnny,
        Haven’t been watching any TV lately ,Have you gotten any rain lately ?

        1. Yeah Charlie we finally got some rain and another nice shower last night. We went 34 days without rain in the middle of a heatwave and thank God it’s over for now.

          1. Glad to hear that Johnny, Been rough here lately, 94 and humid of course i worked today lol…

    1. Meanwhile, WTF, you remember this name… Quentin Saulsberry. Undrafted offensive lineman from Miss. State is making a name for himself from what I hear (multiple sources).

  4. Childs now too. They aren’t getting any early returns on their injury risk players. Carlson, Schwartz, and now Childs all going down before they’ve played a game. Hopefully Carr can stay healthy and give the team something.