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No Official Word On Edwards Yet

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 19, 2010 – 8:31 am

In what was his 1st career playoff start and the biggest game of his NFL career, DE Ray Edwards had a career day. He registered 6 QB hits, 5 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble. His sacks and tackles for a loss totaled 34 yards of lost yardage.

It was an impressive effort from Edwards, a 4th round choice in 2006 out of Purdue, and it was even more impressive considering Edwards was knocked out of the game because of a knee injury late in the 3rd quarter.

While the performance from Edwards was great, the injury to Edwards’ knee is a concern. The injury was announced during the game as a bruised knee, and then NFL.com’s Steve Wyche reported the injury was “a mildly sprained medial collateral ligament.”

As of this posting, nothing official has been announced regarding Edwards’ injury or his status, and nothing should be considered official until the Vikings release their injury report on Wednesday.

Immediately after the game on Sunday, both Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and Edwards downplayed the injury. Childress, while meeting with reporters, said he thought Edwards would be “okay” and that there was “no reason for him to come back in at that point” in the game. Edwards told reporters standing near his locker after the game that he will be back next week “one hundred percent.”

Childress was again asked about Edwards on Monday during his usual day-after-the-game press conference, but wisely declined to get into specifics regarding injuries to any players.

“Yeah, we’ve got a few different guys in here (getting) treatment,” Childress said. “We’ll just see how they turn out on Wednesday. We were able to get some other people in the game at the end.

“Ray’s a tough guy. If he can possibly go, he’s going to go.”


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11 Responses to “No Official Word On Edwards Yet”

  1. By CA Norwegian on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    As a sign of respect, we should call this horse, Mr. Ed.

  2. By hank on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    i hope he is able to play he really stepped up for the cowboy game and has been a steady performer all year

  3. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I found myself cheering “Edwards!”So many times last Sunday.. Rest that leg for a few Ray, hope you’ll be okay.

  4. By purplehorn on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I personally would hold Ray out of this game. Robison can put more heat on Brees if he is healthy than Ray can with a sore knee. Mobility, power, speed, and quickness will all be affected if Edwards stays in the starting line up. Ultimately, only Ray and the training staff knows where he is at. I’m sure they will make the right call. Edwards is a monster for our team on defense, but blowing out his knee because the injury was pushed isn’t an option in my book. Get him healthy for what we hope will be a Super Bowl appearance.

  5. By Tro on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Edwards was amazing. Hopefully he will be good to go but if not Im sure Robison will be a good replacement. GOOOOO VIKESSSS all the way to the Super Bowl.

  6. By rap99 on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    PURPLE, do you know how bad the injury is? i have not heard much, i was hopeful that he might be ok. i agree if not use robison.

  7. By moorevikes on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    i think robison would be starting on alot of teams so i agree with most if edwards isn’t 100% plug in #96 (i believe that’s his number). seems like i hear his name quite a bit when he’s in there giving one of the ends a rest. awesome game though edwards get well soon. if not this week maybe feb 7th

  8. By vikingjack on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    ray was great on sunday when it counted the most….we need that pressure.were ray healthy for this title game,the saints may have chosen to double ray instead of jared in light of the cowboys game..which would also spell trouble for the saints. hope Robison can step up with a good game.

  9. By Fontana Al on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ray Edwards was awesome are whole defense was awesome.
    Ray will probably start and if he can’t go after testing one are two play they will pull him.He doesn’t want to slow the team down,Frazier will know.

  10. By Bigfan1 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    What a stellar performance from Ray Edwards and the rest of the Four Norsemen and big “D”. I hope Ray and company are healed enough to give an encore presentation.

  11. By kdub fan on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    ray has a slight sprain of the mcl he will be ready to go sunday

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