EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen reportedly underwent a precautionary heart-related test this week after he had been deactivated from Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN’s Ben Goessling reported, but on Thursday he told reporters he’s back and feeling 100 percent.
Griffen went to Hennepin County Medical Center and was declared inactive on Sunday morning due to illness, but returned home to watch final five minutes of the win.
On Thursday, he would not disclose any medical issues nor confirm he had any heart tests. He did say he felt ill on Sunday morning but now he’s happy to be back.
Griffen, who has tallied a team-leading 3 sacks on the season, said the Vikings and his teammates have been very supportive. He had 12 sacks last season and was voted by teammates as one of the captains this season.
Griffen says Vikings were great to him. They supported and cared about Everson the person not just Everson the football player.— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) October 22, 2015