Before having a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired a couple months ago, Jared Allen said he hadn't had surgery since getting his tonsils out at age 5. It turns out the shoulder wasn't all the Minnesota Vikings' star pass rusher had fixed this time. Allen underwent knee surgery on Jan. 31, the same day he had the shoulder repaired, two NFL sources said. One source categorized the knee surgery as a "minor" cleanup job. The expectation is Allen should be ready for the team's June minicamp. Allen played the entire season with the shoulder injury after learning before the season he'd need surgery eventually. He also was listed on the injury report with neck, groin and back issues, but any knee problems weren't revealed. Set to turn 31 next week, Allen finished last season with 12 sacks, his sixth consecutive season in double figures. He didn't play as well as he did while amassing 22 sacks in 2011, though.
Sources: Vikings star end Jared Allen also underwent knee surgery
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities | Mar 26