Apr 19, 2005, 09:23
Vikings - Hernias Threaten C Birk's Future
Bob Sansevere, St. Paul Pioneer Press - [Full Article]
After undergoing two surgeries during the 2004 season — one in the preseason, one in midseason — C Matt Birk had hoped he was done with hernias. But this offseason, there was pain, a familiar pain. Birk had it checked out. He learned he had another sports hernia on his right side along with what he described as "a full-blown hernia'' on his left side. And now, he wonders about his future.