Former Viking sues doctor claiming surgery ended his career

Sharrif Floyd was a first round pick in 2013

Sloane Martin
November 06, 2018 - 3:06 pm

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Former Vikings defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd is suing an orthopedic doctor for $180 million alleging his career was cut short due to a botched surgery.

The lawsuit expected to be filed in Florida  names renown orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who performed surgery in September 2016.

It claims doctors paralyzed a nerve during what started out as a routine anthroscopic procedure. Attorney Brad Sohn told the Star Tribune that it led to "significant loss of function in his knee musculature."

The lawsuit seeks to recoup lost projected wages based on his position and draft position.

The Vikings selected Floyd 23rd overall in the 2013 draft. The Vikings are not named in the lawsuit.