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Cedric Griffin Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Cedric Griffin, starting cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings,  has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is out for the season according to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.

Griffin suffered the injury while tackling the New York's Braylon Edwards in the fourth quarter in Monday's 29-20 loss to the Jets. Griffin tore the ACL in his left knee in last season's playoffs, making this a particularly harsh injury.

Coach Brad Childress acknowledged Griffin is done for the season and said he talked to the player about 3:30 this morning after the Vikings arrived back at Winter Park. "I think he was in a little bit of a fog," Childress said. "He was in this morning and got in and got out of here very quickly, which we wanted to facilitate. I think he's probably just taking it all in right now. ... It's probably kind of a, 'Why me' thing right now."

Childress said there is no timetable set yet for Griffin to have surgery.

Until rookie Chris Cook returns from injury, it looks like the Vikings will be forced to rely on Asher Allen and Lito Sheppard. The Jets abused Allen repeatedly after Griffin left the game Monday night and it wouldn't be surprising to see that happen again.

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