Former Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd intends to file a $180 million lawsuit in a Florida court Tuesday against surgeon Dr. James Andrews and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Floyd’s lawyer, Brad Sohn, revealed.
According to Sohn, Floyd allegeed he suffered permanent nerve and muscle damage following a knee procedure in September 2016 after being told he would only miss 3-4 weeks of action.
The Minnesota Star Tribune noted that Floyd claimed a pain blocker was negligently administered directly into his nerve during the surgery.
“If you break something, you pay for it,” Sohn said in a statement obtained by NFL Media. “And this lawsuit seeks to hold the parties’ responsible who we allege have done so. This guy went in for a routine knee scope and left without his incredibly lucrative career.”
Floyd, 27, was selected by Minnesota with the No. 23 overallpick of the 2013 draft. He sat out the entire 2017 season after being limited to just one game the year before, leading the Vikings to decide not to re-sign him.