Everson Griffen indefinitely out of Vikings due to health concerns

Everson Griffen, 33, was transferred to a mental health facility Wednesday

EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings have placed defensive end Everson Griffen on the non-football injury list, the team announced Friday.

Everson griffen, 33, was transferred to a mental health facility on Wednesday after he refused to leave his home following a series of disturbing posts he made on Instagram, including one in which he held a gun and said that people were trying to kill him. Griffen called 911 shortly after 3 a.m. local time Wednesday and said someone was inside his home and he needed help from the police. He told the 911 dispatcher that he had fired a gun but no one was hurt.

Local police and team psychologists Vikings were on site and in communication with Griffen as of 7 a.m. Wednesday before the player finally left his residence without incident around 1:30 p.m.

The wife of Griffen and her three children were not inside her home in Minnetrista, Minnesota, at the time of the incident.

Coach Mike zimmer did not provide any updates on Griffen’s condition on Friday afternoon, shortly before the team placed him on the NFI list. By being included on the list, Griffen will miss at least three games.

“You know, I don’t know,” Zimmer replied. “I don’t have much up-to-date information on him. You know, we’ve been very busy with everything.”

Griffen was officially ruled out of Minnesota’s Week 12 game in San Francisco on Friday. Its absence is considered indefinite.