Nerve problems could threaten former Florida DT Sharrif Floyd’s football career.
A knee surgery last year disrupted the nerve that controls Floyd’s quadriceps, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Almost six months after the surgery, the nerve still won’t fire. If the nerve doesn’t begin to work, it could put mean the end of his career.
Floyd played one game last season for the Minnesota Vikings. He had knee surgery in September, but Minnesota waited until December to place him on injured reserve.
The Vikings selected Floyd with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has 9.5 sacks and 57 tackles in 44 career games in the NFL.