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Report: Vikings' Matt Kalil underwent two knee surgeries
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures to both of his knees so far this offseason, according to a report from USA Today.
Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too.
Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility.
Vikings pick up fifth-year options on LT Kalil, S Smith
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) The Vikings announced Monday they have picked up the fifth-year options on left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith, ensuring them one more year of control over a pair of potential difference makers, per a team release.
Picking up Smith's option was a simple one for the Vikings, as he picked up 92 tackles and grabbed five interceptions for Minnesota last season. He's scheduled to make $5.278 million next year.
Kalil was a more difficult decision, as the former No. 4 pick has struggled after a strong start. His salary would be over $11 million in 2016.
Mike Zimmer: LT Matt Kalil 'very healthy again'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(3/26/15) Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, bothered by knee problems last year, "feels very healthy again so that's a good sign," coach Mike Zimmer said at the NFL owners meetings, per ESPN.com.
"His knees were hurting a lot, bothering him, but he'll be important to our success, as well -- making sure that he plays good, which will allow us to play better."
Kalil, who had left knee surgery before last season, has started all 48 games since being drafted in 2012. Minnesota must decide in May whether to pick up Kalil's fifth-year option.
"He might play great 70 plays, and eight plays he's not very good at all," Zimmer said. "We have to make him more consistent. We have to get him to finish better. I'm encouraged with some of the things he talked to me about the other day."
Vikings unveil lengthy injury report for Week 13
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/28/14) Vikings tight end Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) were all listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, according to the team's final injury report released Friday. Running back Jerick McKinnon (low back) was deemed doubtful, but told reporters following practice he will not play Week 13.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder, ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), running back Matt Asiata (concussion), tackle Matt Kalil (knee), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), wide receiver Jarius Wright (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (rib) and tackle Michael Harris (ankle).
Greg Jennings, Jerick McKinnon ready to go for Vikings
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/23/14) The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.
Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury.
The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.
Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue.