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Lurtsema's Reaction: Allen's chances

Former Vikings defensive lineman Bob Lurtsema has seen plenty of players from the tough era of football play hurt. Maybe that's why he has a contrasting opinion on Jared Allen's possibilities to play against the Packers. Lurtsema talked about that, painkillers, Brian Robison and a growing attitude in the fan base.

VU: What are the possibilities in your mind that Jared Allen plays this Sunday after being declared doubtful? BL: He has such a tremendously positive attitude that I think his odds are 70 to 80 percent that he will play. There is a pain tolerance on certain athletes – some can take it, some can't. With that type of sprain (shoulder), if you don't risk any further damage where you could hurt it... Recommended Stories