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Vikings LB Barr done for season


Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will have season-ending knee surgery, coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Friday.

Barr, who was the ninth pick in the draft this year, missed the last two games with the injury, which Zimmer called a “slight meniscus tear.”

Zimmer called the procedure “very minor.”

Barr finished his rookie season with four sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

“He played great,” Zimmer said. “Played great. And he’s a great football player. Good kid. Studies hard, does everything right. He’s very conscientious, hard working. … He’s already excited about getting back, getting this fixed and getting going.”

The Vikings (6-8) play at Miami this week and finish at home vs. the Chicago Bears.

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