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Minnesota Vikings DE, Everson Griffen out after car accident

The Vikings' stalwart joins a growing injury list that will have to concern head coach, Mike Zimmer.

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Minnesota Vikings DE, Everson Griffen out after car accident
ANDY LYONS AFP

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen suffered a concussion in a car accident this week after swerving to miss a deer, coach Mike Zimmer said Friday.

A headache ahead of Sunday

Griffen, who now finds himself on the injury list as a result of said concussion has now been officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. The DE joins fellow teammates Anthony Barr (knee), Christian Darrisaw (groin) and Harrison Hand (hamstring) all of whom have been ruled out of the weekend's action through injury.

A 'new' veteran, Griffen only recently rejoined the Vikings having played his first 10 seasons with them. He later played with with the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys before finally rejoining the Vikings last season.

Some cuts and bruises

According to a statement from the police, Griffen told officers that he lost control of his car when he swerved to miss a deer in the road. The car then left the road and crashed into a tree. As per further statements made by the police, Griffen was not seriously hurt, only suffering minor injuries for which he was treated at the scene by EMTs.