According to Pelissero, the nerve that controls Floyd’s quadriceps was disrupted during surgery to repair Floyd’s meniscus in his right knee. Unfortunately, Floyd’s quad still isn’t firing, even though it’s been almost six months since the procedure.
Floyd’s agent wouldn’t comment on the report, but told Pelissero that he’s still rehabbing and hoping to return sometime soon.
“Sharrif is rehabbing, has seen some of the best doctors in the country, will continue to rehab and hopefully, this will heal sooner than later,” said Floyd’s agent, Brian Mackler.
Floyd, 25, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.671 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $941,300 in 2016 when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option back in May.
The option tender will run the Vikings $6.7 million in 2017 and officially became guaranteed back on March 9.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Floyd would free up no cap space while creating $6,757,000 in dead money.
In 2016, Floyd was active for one and did not record a statistic before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve following knee surgery.