Cedric Griffin tears the other ACL

The Minnesota Vikings will miss cornerback Cedric Griffin for the remainder of the season as he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Monday night’s loss to the New York Jets.

It’s a devastating blow for Griffin, who had worked so diligently to return from a torn ACL in his left knee that he suffered last January in the NFC Championship Game.

Griffin was injured in the fourth quarter of the 29-20 loss, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, just another bad break for a team that is going through a difficult stretch.

Rookie second-round draft pick Chris Cook is expected to take Griffin’s spot, but not until he is healthy. Cook has been sidelined after suffering a second meniscus tear in his knee. Per the report, he will miss at least this Sunday’s game with Dallas if not another game or two after that.

In the meantime, Lito Sheppard and Asher Allen will be called upon. If Griffin can rebound like he did from his other knee injury, he should be ready for training camp next summer. But that is a long road back.

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