Darrisaw underwent minor surgery to his trunk muscle Thursday morning in Philadelphia, a source confirmed to ESPN. This is the second time Darrisaw has had surgery since January to repair a groin injury that limited the first-round pick throughout the offseason and at training camp.
Darrisaw was absent from Wednesday’s joint practice with the Denver Broncos because he was seeing Dr. William Meyers, the founder of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia specializing in the treatment of trunk muscle injuries.
A source told ESPN there was optimism Darrisaw could return to training soon, although it remains uncertain how long the rookie will need to physically level up to take on veteran Rashod Hill. for the starting left tackle job.
“I wouldn’t put a number,” said offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak. “With any player coming out of an injury, they’re all different. I would say when he was here he was very lively and really focused so mentally I don’t think that will be a problem. We just got his physical representatives and his conditioning. “
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer excluded Darrisaw from Saturday’s opener against Denver on Wednesday. The left tackle took no live team rep at training camp after dressing for the first time last week. When he saw the pitch, Darrisaw only participated in limited rehearsals with the second team.
“It’s tough,” Zimmer said last week. “He takes one step forward and two steps back. “
NFL Network was the first to report the news of Darrisaw’s muscle procedure.