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August 17, 2015 01:30 PM
Vikings confirm Phil Loadholt to miss season with torn Achilles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed Monday starting right tackle Phil Loadholt will need surgery for a torn Achilles and miss the 2015 season. Loadholt suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason opener against the Bucs.

August 16, 2015 01:00 AM
Vikings RT Phil Loadholt likely out for year with Achilles tear
by Marty Gitlin |

The season has apparently ended quite early for Vikings starting right tackle Phil Loadholt. He sustained a torn Achilles tendon on the second play from scrimmage Saturday night in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay.

Loadholt was in obvious pain as he was carted off the field, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The 29 year old has started every game for Minnesota since arriving in 2009.

June 1, 2015 04:15 PM
Vikings' Phil Loadholt, Brandon Fusco on track for 2015 season
by Larry Hartstein |

Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and right guard Brandon Fusco are on track in their recoveries from torn pectoral muscles, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3, so he's ahead of Loadholt, who got hurt in Week 12.

Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.

“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”

June 2, 2015 05:10 AM
Vikings OL Phil Loadholt expects to be ready for camp
by Chris Cwik |

Vikings offensive lineman Phil Loadholt expects to be ready for training camp.

Loadholt will have season-ending surgery on a torn pectoral muscle soon. The team placed him on IR, meaning he won't be back this season. 

June 2, 2015 05:11 AM
Vikings T Loadholt confirms he's awaiting surgery
by Marty Gitlin |

Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt has confirmed that he is set to have surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He added that he will remain with the team the rest of the season.

Loadholt sustained the injury against the Packers in Week 12.

June 2, 2015 05:11 AM
Vikings sign J'Marcus Webb after Phil Loadholt placed on IR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Vikings placed offensive tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve Wednesday due to a torn pectoral muscle, which he suffered Sunday against the Packers, according to The Star Tribune. The team signed offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb to take his roster spot.

June 2, 2015 05:13 AM
Vikings confirm RT Phil Loadholt's season-ending injury
by Igor Mello |

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed right tackle Phil Loadholt's injury on Monday, per the Star Tribune. Loadholt suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 12. He will have season-ending surgery on Friday.

June 2, 2015 05:13 AM
Report: Vikings RT Phil Loadholt out for season with torn pec
by Igor Mello |

Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 12. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Loadholt's injury will require season-ending surgery.

June 2, 2015 05:15 AM
Vikings' Phil Loadholt questionable to return Week 12
by Chris Cwik |

Vikings lineman Phil Loadholt is questionable to return Week 12 against the Packers.

Loadholt is dealing with a shoulder injury. He left the game fairly late in the contest, and it's unclear if he'll be cleared fast enough to return before the game ends. 

June 2, 2015 06:33 AM
Four Vikings healthy enough to play
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (shoulder), offensive lineman Phil Loadholt (ankle), linebacker Michael Mauti (foot), and defensive back Xavier Rhodes (groin), who were all listed as probable on Friday's report, are active for Week 3 at New Orleans.

June 2, 2015 06:35 AM
Vikings release final injury report
by Chris Cwik |

The Vikings have released their final injury report before Week 3.

Chad Greenway, Rodney Smith and Brandon Watts will all enter the game listed as questionable.

The Sharrif Floyd, Phil Loadholt, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes are all probable heading into the contest.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are considered probable for Week 3. 

June 2, 2015 04:51 PM
Seven Vikings ready to go Week 11
by Chris Cwik |

Vikings CB Chris Cook, FB Jerome Felton, LB Chad Greenway, LB Erin Henderson, OT Charlie Johnson, OT Phil Loadholt and S Jamarca Sanford are probable Week 11 against the Seahawks.

All but Johnson were able to fully participate in practice Friday. Johnson was a limited participant Friday.

June 2, 2015 05:03 PM
Vikings have two inactive offensive linemen
by Jeff Lippman |

The Vikings had two offensive linemen ruled inactive for the Week 10 Thursday night game against Washington. Tackles Phil Loadholt and Charlie Johnson are both inactive. Johnson was doubtful to play on the official injury report due to an elbow injury and Loadholt was ruled out Wednesday due to a concussion. 

June 2, 2015 05:07 PM
Concussion to keep Phil Loadholt sidelined Week 10
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Tuesday offensive lineman Phil Loadholt will not play Thursday (Week 10) vs. Washington because of a concussion.

June 2, 2015 05:11 PM
Phil Loadholt leaves with concussion
by Jeff Lippman |

Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt had to leave Sunday's Week 9 game at Dallas due to a concussion, the San Antionio Express-News reports. Loadholt entered the game on the injury report with an illness which was unrelated to the concussion he suffered. 

June 2, 2015 05:11 PM
Phil Loadholt active for Vikings
by Jeff Lippman |

Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt is active for the Week 9 game at Dallas Sunday. He was probable for the game on Friday's official injury report due to an illness. He was never expected to miss the contest against the Cowboys. 

June 2, 2015 05:14 PM
Six Vikings should be able to play Sunday
by Chris Cwik |

Vikings LB Chad Greenway, CB A.J. Jefferson, T Phil Loadholt, WR Rodney Smith, K Blair Walsh and DT Kevin Williams are listed as probable Week 9 against the Cowboys.

All six players were able to practice in full throughout the week. Loadholt was limited on Thursday due to an illness, but was left off the practice report Friday.

June 2, 2015 06:27 PM
Vikings offensive lineman ready to play
by Jeff Lippman |

Vikings guard Brandon Fusco (shoulder), tackle Phil Loadholt (knee) and center John Sullivan (knee) were all among the offensive lineman listed as active for Week 3 at home against the Browns. These three players were all considered probable on the Vikings' official injury report entering Sunday's game against the Browns. 

June 2, 2015 06:30 PM
Vikings list three probable for Week 3
by Igor Mello |

Vikings guard Brandon Fusco (shoulder) and tackle Phil Loadholt (knee) were both ful participant in Friday's practice. In addition, center John Sullivan (knee) was limited for the third consecutive day. All three were officially ruled probable for Sunday's game at home against the Browns.

June 2, 2015 06:43 PM
Vikings have seven probable on injury report
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Vikings are pretty healthy entering Week 2 against the Lions, with seven players listed as probable for Sunday's game. Those players are: tackle Phil Loadholt (knee); linebackers Larry Dean (shoulder) and Erin Henderson (heel); defensive backs Mistral Raymond (shoulder) and Josh Robinson (quadriceps); defensive lineman Kevin Williams (knee); and center John Sullivan (knee). 


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