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From the watercooler: Greenway out for season

Posted at 4:31 PM on August 15, 2006 by Bill Wareham (2 Comments)

Yes, we're MPR, we don't pay as much attention to sports as other news outlets, but when we see something like this on the wire, well, we sit up and think 'Wow, that's unfortunate':

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vikings rookie linebacker Chad Greenway will
miss the season after injuring his left knee in last night's
preseason game in Minneapolis.

Greenway had an M-R-I on the knee today, and the team says he
won't play this season.

The Mt. Vernon (South Dakota) native was the team's first-round
draft pick from Iowa and has been playing second-string weakside
linebacker behind E-J Henderson. He was covering a kickoff in the
first quarter against the Raiders, broke through the wedge and
limped off the field.

Greenway got up and walked around the sideline after being

Coach Brad Childress says he's disappointed and says Greenway
was making steady improvement during training camp.

Oh well, I'm not ready for football season anyway. Still have my attention on the Twins, which is a good reason to plug our Bleacher Bums blog.

Comments (2)

any thought of doing a bench warmer blog?

Posted by worm2 | August 16, 2006 9:27 AM

I saw the headline "Greenway out for season" at the Strib and thought I was clicking on a story about bicycle paths being closed...

Posted by bsimon | August 16, 2006 11:09 AM