| Vikes' TE John Carlson sprains MCL -- Wed Aug 1 4:30 pm --|
Expected to sit out several weeks
|Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson sprained his knee in practice on Tuesday, and it could keep Carlson out of action for several weeks, 1500ESPN.com reported.
The preliminary diagnosis is a sprained medial collateral ligament, but Carlson was scheduled to have an MRI performed to pinpoint the problem. "If that (sprained MLC) is what it turns out to be, you don't have to have any surgery," Frazier told 1500ESPN.com. "It heals by itself. So, it's a little bit more of a pain tolerance thing, depending on how he feels." Frazier also said the injury might sideline Carlson for a while, although it was too soon to make an educated guess how long he would be out. Carlson, 28, signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Vikings in March. He sat out last season in Seattle with a shoulder injury, but he caught 136 passes over his previous three seasons with the Seahawks. (SI)|
FF Today's Take: Once one of the most promising young, receiving tight ends in the NFL, John Carlson's current fantasy reputation is but a fraction of the value he possessed as a rookie in 2008 when he totalled 627 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Kyle Rudolph will take over the starting tight end role in Minnesota this season.