Medical advances, heart get Griffin back in game

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 8, 2011 - 5:35 AM

The Vikings cornerback says he's been blessed by timing in healing from ACL tears that would've been career-enders decades ago.

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ladmvipAug. 8, 11 7:59 AM

Ced is the man. we are a much better secondary when he is on the field. with all the Bryant McFatty's of the world there are also guys like Ced. glad he's a viking, tuff dude and good player.

highlandguyAug. 8, 11 9:05 AM

EJ is right, a broken bone doesn't hurt as much as an ACL (i've had both). After it's reset, a bone just needs time, then you rebuild your strength. Without downplaying a broken femur, a joint like the knee takes months of painful therapy to regain range of motion and stabliity. That Griffin has done it now twice is a testament to his toughness and dedication.

Jakein08Aug. 8, 11 9:09 AM

You are an inspiration to many Cedric, Godspeed on a full recovery!


WHY is everything turning into a video report? First, they are awful. Second, the take too much time and third, I'm here to read and see a few pics not watch television. Have a video section if you have too, but don't make those lame reports part of the regular coverage. Leave that to the TV people, please.

bigtimepeaceAug. 8, 11 9:34 AM

Let me give you a suggestion, SUPERVIKINGMAN, if you don't care for the video reports: do not watch them. They're largely the same as the articles, but with some video of stuff.

gadflyAug. 8, 11 9:40 AM

SUPERVIKINGMAN... I agree, although at least this video had an accompanying article. What annoys me is the increasing frequency of "stories" without articles. Do I really want to subject everyone everyone within earshot to my web browsing? Especially if (like the majority of people), I'm doing it on a break at work?


bigtime. Didn't I make that clear - from what I said - that I don't watch them (anymore)? I didn't say do away with them, although that might be the right thing to do because they are obviously inadequate and put together by print journalists that are time spent and shortening their stories to multi-task and allow time for the videos. See my point? They are insufficient. The print stories suffer because of it. I suggest they shouldn't serve as a replacement for the betterment of a story. They need to be placed in a section where kids can watch them while sucking down their juice boxes.

jamewishAug. 8, 11 9:53 AM

Ced; glad you are back becasue the Vikes need you. Congrats on having the determination to rehab and get back on the field. I know (assume) your teamates and your coaches appreciate your dedication. The defense is much better when #23 is out there laying out receivers and RB'S.

drfranktAug. 8, 11 9:58 AM

If the offensive line had even just half the heart Cedric has, this team would be Superbowl Champs!

dreski83Aug. 8, 1111:28 AM

I'm happy to hear Griffin is confident, but imagine how terrible everyone that knew of his first ACL injury felt when they saw him go down in the Jets game... with him returning once again from two blown up knees, I'm gonna be on the edge of my seat all season watching this dude prevail like Henderson did!


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