Vikings defensive end Brian Robison had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today and could be sidelined for a few weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Robison injured his knee in Sunday’s 34-14 victory against the Bears.
The procedure was described as “minor” but Robison is out for Sunday’s game against Detroit.
Robison’s injury is another blow to the defensive line, which lost Pro Bowl tackles Kevin and Pat Williams to four-game suspensions on Tuesday. Robison was expected to help fill the void left by their departures.
Vikings lose Alexander: The Vikings lost linebacker Rufus Alexander today when he was claimed off their practice squad by Indianapolis and signed to a one-year deal. Alexander was a sixth-round pick by the Vikings in 2007 but spent that season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury. He was cut by the Vikings at the end of training camp this year but was eventually re-signed to the practice squad.