According to Peter Schrager and Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Vikings DE Brian Robison suffered a pectoral injury while working out on Thursday. As of now, the extent of Robison ‘s injury is not known.
This is definitely concerning news for the Vikings given that pectoral injuries can cost a player the entire season.
Beyond that, the Vikings don’t have a ton of proven depth at defensive end, which means they may have to consider bringing someone if they aren’t comfortable with their backups.
Robison, 32, still has another three years remaining on his five-year, $32.4 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $4.15 million (2015), $3.75 million (2016), and $5.3 million (2017).
In 2014, Robison appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 22 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 defensive end out of 59 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the severity of Robison’s injury as the news is available.