Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:23 pm EST

Former Vikings DL Sharrif Floyd Files $180M Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews For Surgery Which He Alleges Ended His Football Career

Albert Breer of the MMQB is reporting that former Vikings first-round DT Sharrif Floyd has filed a $180M lawsuit against noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Floyd’s suit alleges that he was told by Andrews that he’d undergo a minor arthroscopic knee surgery in September 2016 and would miss 3-4 weeks. However, Floyd wound up undergoing a more significant procedure that left him with permanent nerve and muscle damage in his right leg.

According to the suit, the Andrew Institute negligently administered a pain blocker that led to the muscle and nerve damage.

According to the report, Floyd’s football career is now over. 

The Vikings placed Floyd on the non-football injury list and the two parties have engaged in settlement talks.

Regarding the $180M suit against the Andrew Institute, Floyd is seeking what he believes he would have made over the course of his full career as a top defensive player in the NFL.

Floyd was taken with the 23rd overall pick back in the 2013 draft. 

He showed some flashes in his young career, recording 95 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 44 career games.


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