Anthony Herrera healing nicely from knee, triceps injuries

Minnesota Vikings left guard Anthony Herrera is on the rebound from his torn ACL even if the doors to the team’s Winter Park, Minn., facility remain closed to him.

Herrera, who suffered the injury in a Nov. 14 game at Soldier Field, is running in a straight line at this point in his rehabilitation. He also had surgery in January to repair a triceps injury and that is “ahead of schedule,” according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“The only thing I can't do yet is make hard cuts," Herrera said. "But that will come. I'm excited about the progress."

The 30-year-old has 58 career starts and is expected to be back in time to resume his starting role. But the Vikings are expected to seek some reinforcements for the offensive line in the draft. A tackle might top the need list after an uneven season from Bryant McKinnie on the left side.

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