It’s official. Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway has been listed as out for Sunday’s game.
Greenway, who has made 90 straight starts and played in 115 consecutive games, will be watching on the sideline at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday as the Vikings host the Atlanta Falcons. The last season in which Greenway watched a game was his first, when he tore his ACL in the preseason.
“It’s been a while,” Greenway said after today’s practice. “So it will be difficult. The whole thing is obviously not how you draw it up. But it’s part of the game. Guys deal with it all the time.”
While Greenway has a broken left hand, it is a painful rib injury that will sideline him this weekend.
“It’s fairly indescribable, to be honest with you,” he said. “Anybody who’s had a [broken] rib before, much respect.”
As for the streak itself, Greenway says he isn’t worried about it coming to an end beyond the obvious fact that he would prefer to be playing on Sunday.
“Nothing is going to be forever, so it’s not that big of a deal,” he said.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia surgery) is also officially out. Cornerback Josh Robinson (hamstring) is questionable, but coach Mike Zimmer was optimistic about his chances of playing.