Vikings likely lose Winfield for season
Antoine Winfield (Bruce Kluckhorn/USP)
Antoine Winfield (Bruce Kluckhorn/USP)
Posted Nov 15, 2011
Tim Yotter

Antoine Winfield's short-circuited 2011 season is likely over after fracturing his clavicle against the Green Bay Packers.

As if a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers wasn’t bad enough, the Minnesota Vikings also lost Antoine Winfield to a fractured clavicle that is likely season-ending.

Winfield was still on the field with five minutes to go in the game as the Packers mounted their final touchdown drive, so it’s unclear exactly when the injury happened, but head coach Leslie Frazier feared Winfield’s season is over.

"I don't see him being able to come back from that,” Frazier said.

That would leave the Vikings even more short-handed than they are already in the defensive backfield with Chris Cook still away from the team while facing felony domestic assault charges and Husain Abdullah suffering his second concussion of the season.

Cedric Griffin still appears to be affected by two torn anterior cruciate ligaments over the previous two seasons, and Asher Allen started the season with a toe injury that limited him.

Winfield was making his first appearance in more than a month after missing the previous four games with a neck injury he suffered on Oct. 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tim Yotter is the publisher of Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.

Related Stories
Vikings look to sign CB Sapp, Winfield to IR
 -by  Nov 15, 2011
Winfield probable for return against Packers
 -by  Nov 12, 2011
Winfield’s return gives Vikings needed lift
 -by  Nov 9, 2011

Subscribe today and get a full year of Viking Update Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
CB Antoine Winfield (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Garfield HS > Alumni
Football > Minnesota
Football > Ohio State > Alumni
[View My HotList]