Former Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd Suing Dr. James Andrews for $180M

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Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is suing surgeon Dr. James Andrews for $180 million.

According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Floyd will sue Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, and others over a surgery that ended his NFL playing career.

Breer wrote that Floyd went to Andrews for arthroscopic knee surgery in September of 2016 that would keep him sidelined for three-to-four weeks. Floyd says he had a far more significant procedure, suffering nerve and muscle damage in his right leg.

After the procedure, Floyd never played again in the NFL.

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Dec 10, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (73) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

The suit says after the surgery, Floyd was “negligently administered a pain blocker that led to the muscle and nerve damage,” Breer wrote.

The $180 million figure is for Floyd’s future earnings in the NFL. Although the figure seems big, the former 2013 first-round pick showed a high ceiling with lots of potential.


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