Vikings awaiting word on Cedric Griffin's MRI

As if the Minnesota Vikings didn’t have enough going on, now cornerback Cedric Griffin will undergo an MRI today after suffering a right knee injury in Monday night’s grueling loss to the New York Jets.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Griffin, who suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the NFC Championship Game last year, left the stadium on crutches. He had made a tremendous return from the ACL injury, rejoining the team in Week 3.

The fear is this will not be a minor injury.

“It's something new," Griffin said.

At least one player is now off crutches. The report indicates wide receiver Sidney Rice, who underwent hip surgery in August, is finally off crutches. The hope is he will be able to return for the second half of the season. Heading into Week 6, it could be a month or more before Rice is cleared for a comeback. He is on the physically unable to perform list.

Now back to the regularly scheduled Brett Favre brouhaha.

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