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Updated: October 16th, 2011 9:27pm
Phil Loadholt, John Sullivan, Jamarca Sanford injured as Vikings fold

Phil Loadholt, John Sullivan, Jamarca Sanford injured as Vikings fold

by Tom Pelissero
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CHICAGO -- Forty percent of the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line left Sunday's game against the Bears on the same series early in the third quarter. One of their starting safeties wasn't far behind.

Right tackle Phil Loadholt departed with a knee injury a handful of snaps before center John Sullivan suffered a concussion. Then, strong safety Jamarca Sanford suffered a concussion in a collision with Bears tight end Kellen Davis.

Patrick Brown replaced Loadholt, who was announced as questionable to return, and Joe Berger replaced Sullivan. Tyrell Johnson replaced Sanford.

Frazier said Loadholt's injury "should not be something that will hinder him for next week." The Vikings have not had any previously known concussions this season, but they generally held players out for a game last season.

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