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Vikings’ Easton breaks ankle

The Sports Xchange

Minnesota Vikings starting left guard Nick Easton suffered a season-ending broken right ankle during Saturday’s 16-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Easton was injured late in the first quarter. He will require surgery to repair the ankle, according to Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer.

Easton, 25, started 12 games for Minnesota this season.

Jeremiah Sirles took over in Easton’s spot.

Long snapper Kevin McDermott departed with a shoulder injury in the second quarter and will undergo an MRI exam.

Green Bay Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs sustained a left knee injury in the first quarter and missed the rest of the game.

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