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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NFL: Vikings CB Griffin needs major knee surgery

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin will have surgery to repair an injured left knee and may not be ready for the start of next season.

Griffin was injured covering the overtime kickoff in Minnesota’s loss at New Orleans in the NFC championship game.
Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that Griffin will have surgery within a next week, once some of the strength and range of motion returns in his knee.
Childress didn’t offer specific details of the injury, but said the recovery time is six to nine months.
Griffin led the Vikings with four interceptions this season.