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Anthony Herrera Says He’s “About 90 Percent Healed” From ACL Injury

July 18, 2011 by Nick in Off Season Training
Minnesota Vikings offensive guard and Barron Collier High graduate Anthony Herrera is hoping the light at the end of the tunnel is coming soon.

Herrera, who was at Golden Gate High School on Saturday hosting “Big Ant’s Kids Football Camp,” said he has gotten the “itch” to play again and is hoping the NFL labor dispute will be settled soon so he can get back to work.

“Once July hits, you start getting a certain feel that you need to get back to work,” Herrera said. “I am very excited. By the time the season is over, you need a break. … But I’d say that everybody is ready to get back to work.”


In addition to keeping tabs on the labor dispute, Herrera has been working to repair his body.

The 6-foot-2, 315 pound lineman tore his ACL last season against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 14.

Herrera got surgery to repair his ACL and underwent another surgery to repair a tricep muscle. He has spent the majority of his summer in Minneapolis rehabilitating those two injuries.

“I’m about 90 percent healed,” Herrera said. “I’ve just been hanging out with the family and trying to get back in shape. When (the season) comes, I want to hit the ground rolling.”

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This is great news.  Herrera is a solid guard that frequently gets a lot of flack from Vikings fans.  Getting him back to 100% will be essential to getting this offensive line back in the shape it was a couple years back.  Things will only get better when the lockout ends as Herrera and other injured players will be able to seek help from team physicians and medical staff.


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