Vikings: Griffin out for season; Favre's practice to be limited

By KBJR News 1

October 12, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM CDT

In press conference on Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress confirmed cornerback Cedric Griffin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is out for the season.

Griffin apparently suffered the injury while making a tackle in the fourth quarter, according the Minneapolis-Star Tribune. Monday night's loss to the New York Jets was Griffin's second game since suffering a torn ACL in the left knee in last season's NFC Championship loss to the New Orleans Saints.

According to the report, rookie Chris Cook will eventually take Griffin's spot. However, he is likely out for one more week with a meniscus tear. Until Cook is healthy enough to return, the Vikings will likely rely on Asher Allen and Lito Sheppard.

Meanwhile, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre continues to suffer from tendinitis in his right elbow. Coach Childress said the team would look at limiting Favre's workload at practice, to give him more rest between games. Minnesota reportedly used a 'pitch count' last season, but not this year. During Monday night's Vikings loss to the Jets, Favre was seen holding his right elbow on multiple occasions.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com

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