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    Richardson’s season likely finished

    Not good news at all especially for our offense!

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    Richardson’s season likely finished
    Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 by Judd Zulgad

    Veteran fullback Tony Richardson is expected to be placed on injured reserve this week after suffering a fractured right forearm on Sunday, coach Brad Childress said today.

    Richardson suffered the injury early in the game against the Packers but continued to play. He already was playing hurt, having fractured his right thumb the previous week at San Francisco. The Vikings have seven games left in the season and Richardson’s injury will take six weeks to heal.

    The Vikings alternatives include using tight end Jeff Dugan at fullback. Tight end Jim Kleinsasser also could play the position. Childress indicated the Vikings also could be looking outside the organization for help. The team’s depth chart does not have a backup fullback listed.

    Richardson, signed as a free agent from Kansas City in the offseason, was the lead blocker for running back Chester Taylor, who has rushed for 763 yards on 193 carries (4.1 average) this season. Richardson had five carries for 12 yards and also caught 13 passes for 111 yards. He had three receptions Sunday against the Packers.

    In other injury news:

    – Linebacker Jason Glenn will have surgery on the torn ACL in his left knee Thursdsay in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews will handle the surgery.

    – Defensive end Erasmus James is scheduled to undergo surgery on the torn ACL in his left knee today in Colorado. James was injured in the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ victory over Carolina in Week 2. Dr. Richard Steadman will perform the procedure.

    – Receiver Marcus Robinson (lower back) and Napoleon Harris (dislocated left wrist) will attempt to practice today and could play Sunday at Miami.

    The Vikings also made a move with their practice squad, signing free agent cornerback Patrick Body (6-2, 201 pounds). Body, who attended Toledo, played in six games with Cincinnati last season, recording four tackles. He was waived by the Bengals with an injury settlement in September.


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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    Damn that sux. I think we should definitley keep him. Anybody who comes in playing a position where you have to use your hands extensively with a broken thumb-does good-breaks his arm-keeps going and still does well-deserves to be signed long term. This guy has the heart missing in the offense.
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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    I wonder if he'll retire after the season?

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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    This is incredibly bad news. So bad, infact, that I'm gonna cry. And no one to replace him..........ugh.


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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    Damn

    (damn damn damn damn damn)
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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    He is getting up there in age but still showing that he can play. But who is out there could possibly be signed? What I found most interesting about the article

    The Vikings have seven games left in the season and Richardson’s injury will take six weeks to heal.

    So Are the Vikes saying that at this point they think they have no chance to make the playoffs? If he could be back by playoff time why put him on injured reserve?

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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    Good point-I hope Chilldress is looking to make the playoffs. Once one of the leaders gives up-it's very contagious.
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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    "THEBIGDADDY" wrote:
    He is getting up there in age but still showing that he can play. But who is out there could possibly be signed? What I found most interesting about the article

    The Vikings have seven games left in the season and Richardson’s injury will take six weeks to heal.

    So Are the Vikes saying that at this point they think they have no chance to make the playoffs? If he could be back by playoff time why put him on injured reserve?
    Not worried about that, this is an injury, putting him on a list with a season ending injury, might be the best thing.
    Bring up another guy.

    The Vikings alternatives include using tight end Jeff Dugan at fullback. Tight end Jim Kleinsasser also could play the position. Childress indicated the Vikings also could be looking outside the organization for help. The team’s depth chart does not have a backup fullback listed.
    Chilly said in the Mon PC, that Dugan did a whole mini camp at FB.
    But, I would like to see JK at FB.
    He should want to play there and prove himself as a worthy FB or face the fact that he might be out as a TE next year, out as in cut.

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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    That really stinks, but I wouldn't read too much into Richardson going on IR other than Childress wanting to free up a roster spot. I would bet he is just going to use Dugan or Kleinsasser at the FB position like the article says and then he'll be able to bring an active body up from the practice squad for the next seven weeks. And I'm pretty sure Richardson will be back next season, after all, he did sign a two year contract and this shouldn't be a career ending type injury.
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    Re: Richardson’s season likely finished

    Bummer.
    The guy was fun to watch, seemed to really enjoy laying out the LB's.

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