Josh Robinson Tears Pectoral Muscle

A year after pectoral injuries besieged the Vikings’ offensive line, Josh Robinson looks set to miss time due to a similar ailment, according to Ben Goessling of

The fourth-year corner, who has started 21 games, has a partially torn pectoral muscle, suffering the malady just before minicamp, per Goessling. Robinson served as the nickel corner behind Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn in Minnesota last year.

The Vikings’ depth chart this season appears more equipped to handle an injury, with Terence Newman arriving as a free agent and Trae Waynes coming in as the No. 11 overall draft pick.

Robinson’s potential recovery time frame is unclear, especially with it being just a partial tear, but Darren Wolfson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press said the injury is likely not season-ending (Twitter link). Regardless, Waynes figures to receive a chance to contribute sooner than expected after working with the second team throughout minicamp.

A 2012 third-round pick slated to earn $1.52MM this season, Robinson received the second-highest grade among Vikings corners, behind Rhodes, from Pro Football Focus last season.

Minnesota placed right tackle Phil Loadholt and guard Brandon Fusco on injured reserve last season due to torn pectoral muscles.

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