KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02: Defensive tackle Letroy Guion #98 of the Minnesota Vikings pressures quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter on October 2, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Vikings 22-17. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Letroy Guion Injury: Knee Issues Keeping Viking From Contributing

The Minnesota Vikings planned to have Letroy Guion back contributing soon after his initial injury, but a nagging knee issue is continuing to keep him out of the lineup.

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Letroy Guion Will Likely Sit Remainder Of Vikings Preseason Games

Letroy Guion has missed the majority of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings after being re-signed as a starter this offseason. It sounds like he'll be on the sidelines for the rest of training camp, too, after re-injuring his knee earlier in the week.

Leslie Frazier said on Wednesday that Guion is likely to miss the remainder of training camp after the defensive tackle re-aggravated his PCL injury earlier this week. It's obviously a setback under any circumstances, but Frazier explained to the Star Tribune why this hurts Guion more than usual.

"It's just unfortunate that he is missing all these reps," coach Leslie Frazier said. "We really needed him to get those reps at that position. It's somewhat of a new position for him, so it's tough. But that's the way it is right now."

It's never good to miss time while trying to learn a new position, but everything should be OK as long as Guion is 100 percent healthy for the start of the regular season.

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Vikings Injury News: Kyle Rudolph Back At Practice, Chris Cook Still Out With Concussion

The Minnesota Vikings were unable to escape their second game of the preseason unscathed as both Kyle Rudolph and Chris Cook suffered what looked to be concussions at the time. Monday's practice offered some good news and some bad news on that front.

Rudolph was able to participate in Monday's practice after passing all of the typical concussion tests, though his status for this week's preseason game is still in doubt as the training staff wants to make sure he's 100 percent.

The news on Cook was worse, however, as he was held out of Monday's practice after failing the concussion tests on Monday. The team expects him to undergo the same tests Tuesday in hopes of him returning sooner rather than later.

"(We'll) just have to wait and see," Frazier said. "You'd like for him to be out here practicing and working and improving, but until he gets cleared you just have to wait and see."

In other injury news, Letroy Guion was able to return to practice -- albeit with a brace -- and John Carlson will likely be held out of this week's game. 1500 ESPN has an update on some of the other guys, too:

Safety Robert Blanton (hamstring) is improving, as is running back Jordan Todman (ankle). Defensive end Everson Griffen sat out Monday because of a stomach virus but is expected back Tuesday. Wide receiver Kamar Jorden (hand), linebacker Solomon Elimimian (hamstring) and guard Geoff Schwartz (sports hernia surgery) remain out.

For all news and information regarding the Minnesota Vikings, please visit the Daily Norseman or check out SB Nation Minnesota. For complete coverage of all things football, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub.


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