Brian O’Neill suffered a partially torn Achilles in Week 17 vs. Packers

While it’s not quite the worst possible outcome, it’s certainly not a good one for right tackle Brian O’Neill. During his press conference on Wednesday, head coach Kevin O’Connell confirmed that O’Neill partially tore his Achilles along with the calf injury he sustained during Sunday’s game.

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When calf injuries are reported initially, it is often that they get reclassified as Achilles injuries.

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The good part for O’Neill is that the Achilles is only partially torn, which is a good thing for his recovery. Athleticism is a major part of O’Neill’s game and not having a full tear makes the recovery quicker and easier.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire