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Everson Griffen injured for swerving to miss a deer resulting in a car accident

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 08: Defensive end Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings takes the field against the Atlanta Falcons in the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Everson Griffen will miss Sunday’s Vikings game against the Cardinals after he was involved in a car accident.

Head coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Griffen was driving a car to the team’s headquarters in Eagan Thursday when he swerved to miss a deer, resulting in a car accident.

Griffen showed up on the injury report Thursday with a concussion, and has since been ruled out for Sunday’s noon kickoff at Arizona.

It’s unclear where the crash occurred. No further information about Griffen or the crash has been provided.

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