Vikings lose Antoine Winfield for season

Insult turned into injury in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

They were blown out by the rival Green Bay Packers 45-7 at Lambeau Field, and now the Vikings will play the remainder of the season without their top cornerback, Antoine Winfield, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The veteran is expected to be placed in injured reserve after suffering a fractured clavicle. A Pro Bowl pick for the last three seasons, Winfield heads to the sideline at the end of an injury-riddled campaign. He had come back for this game after missing the previous four with a neck strain.

The 34-year-old Winfield is in his eighth season with the Vikings and what this injury means for his future is unknown. He missed six games in 2009 with a foot injury and six games in 2007 with a pectoral injury. Maybe an even-numbered year next season will be his key to health.

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