Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Greenway Out For Season, Asks Birk How to Stay Entertained

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that linebacker Chad Greenway suffered a season ending left knee injury in last night's game vs. Oakland at the Metrodome.

"The toughest part in this business is dealing with the injuries and this is no different," said Vikings head coach Brad Childress. "It's unfortunate because Chad improved during our mini camps, OTA's and training camp. He did a pretty good job in the plays he was in there for last night and made a big tackle on special teams. Chad will evaluate his options in the upcoming weeks and we are confident he will be completely healthy for the 2007 season. Chad will have the full time to rehab."--The Minnesota Vikings Website
Well, now I know how Clinton Portis and Redskins' fans feel. This sucks--not only because the Vikings were counting on Greenway to be a force at outside linebacker, but because he was going to be one of those players that are a joy to watch. Greenway had everything you want in a linebacker--speed, size, quickness and the ability to punish the guy with the ball. And now, well, now he's sidelined with some kind of ACL tear. So instead of inspiring fear in opposing ball carriers, he's going to be stuck on the sideline watching, which, if he's anything like Matt Birk, will bore the hell out of him.

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