Report: Sharrif Floyd has nerve damage in knee, career in jeopardy

Report: Sharrif Floyd has nerve damage in knee, career in jeopardy

According to USA Today’ Tom Pelissero, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s September 2016 knee surgery was a little more complicated than previously thought.

The surgery to repair the torn meniscus reportedly caused some nerve damage, and that may keep Floyd from playing again.

“Sharrif is rehabbing, has seen some of the best doctors in the country, will continue to rehab and hopefully, this will heal sooner than later,” Floyd’s agent, Brian Mackler said.

“Floyd’s health was a strange subplot during the Vikings’ tumultuous 2016 season. He appeared in just one game before having the surgery in September, but the Vikings didn’t put him on injured reserve until December. He underwent an additional procedure on the knee in the fall, one of the people said, but the quad issue persisted.

Knee problems have dogged Floyd’s promising career. He missed most of four games in 2015 following a cleanup on his left knee. He also had a minor procedure on the left knee during camp before his rookie season in 2013.”