Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced Thursday that they’re placing G Nick Easton on injured reserve after he underwent surgery this morning to correct a herniated disc in his neck.
Schefter adds that this it is not expected to be a career-ending injury for Easton.
This is, obviously, disappointing news for Easton and the Vikings and will lead to more shuffling along their offensive line.
It’s worth mentioning that Easton suffered a fractured ankle last year that ended his 2017 season.
Easton, 26, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out Harvard back in 2015. He was later traded to the 49ers return for a seventh-round pick.
San Francisco elected to trade Easton to the Vikings for LB Gerald Hodges a few months later.
In 2017, Easton appeared in 12 games for the Vikings and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 56 guard out of 78 qualifying players.