DeMarcus Love Injury: Vikings Tackle Likely Needs Surgery

Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage during a game between the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

DeMarcus Love has been placed on the injured reserve for the Minnesota Vikings, leaving the offensive line depth in question.

The Minnesota Vikings determined that offensive tackle DeMarcus Love will likely require surgery on a pectoral muscle that he re-aggravated in Friday's 28-24 loss to the Houston Texans. The Pioneer Press reports that the injury had been bothering the left tackle throughout the preseason, and it has landed Love on the injured reserve list for Minnesota.

Love is a 2011 sixth-round draft pick out of Arkansas.

The injury to Love leaves the Vikings' offense line putting together the pieces. Starter Geoff Schwartz is still recovering from a sports hernia surgery earlier this month and fellow offensive lineman Pat Brown had been struggling with penalties. Brown was cut as the team trimmed its roster, but the team picked up offensive lineman Mark Asper.

The line has struggled to remain healthy this offseason. Love was banged up earlier in August and Brown suffered an MCL sprain around the same time. Meanwhile, Jeff Charleston suffered an ankle sprain.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, take a peek at Daily Norseman or hit up SB Nation's NFL hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.