“I’m not letting ANYTHING stop me from showing up to the party Sept 9! believe that!!” — Vilma tweeted.
After injuring his groin in the second quarter of the Saints preseason win over the San Diego Chargers last Saturday Saints fans held their breath in anticipation of the severity of the injury to the unheralded captain of the defense — Jonathan Vilma.
The prognosis: very good.
Vilma was coming through the right side of the Chargers offensive line on a blitz and seemed primed for the sack when he was bent back awkwardly by the left tackle essentially causing the injury to the lower-abductor muscle in the groin area.
Last summer Vilma suffered a similar injury, a sports hernia, that required surgery so needless to say the team was a little nervous given the placement and chance of re-injury to the groin.
Doctor William Myers, who performed the surgery last year, confirmed Monday that Vilma will be ready for the season opener.
He of course will not play in this weeks preseason game against the Titans, but judging by his tweet above I don’t think any sort of injury would prevent him from playing against the Vikings.