Skip to main content

Ex-Viking Chris Doleman injured in snowmobile crash

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Vikings all-time great defensive end Chris Doleman was injured when he was tossed from his snowmobile at the 20th annual Minnesota Vikings Arctic Blast over the weekend, KFGO reports.

The report says Doleman may have suffered a mild concussion.

Doleman played 154 career games for the Vikings and racked up 150.5 sacks, the fourth most in NFL history. He was inducted into the Vikings' Ring of Honor in 2011.

This year's snowmobile rally, which raises money for the Vikings Children's Fund, was held in Thief River Falls – home of the Arctic Cat manufacturing plant.

All riders took a safety training class before taking off on the sleds.

Former Viking running back Darrin Nelson, per the Grand Forks Herald, joked that former Viking safety Carl Lee had a "conservative" riding style. The joke prompted Lee to say that "the objective is not to get hurt."

According to Vikings.com, Doleman wasn't one of the past or present players scheduled to attend, but he was there nonetheless. The players scheduled to attend were:

Next Up

Great Dane Rescue and Sanctuary

Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan

Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.28.52 AM

2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.

earlyseason

Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.

covid

Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

police tape

Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.

storm

Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota

Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

USATSI_18349907

Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.

New baby zebra at the Como Zoo.

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The baby is yet to be named, and the zoo is planning an event for visitors to help with the decision.

Related

Vikings great Chris Doleman enshrined in NFL Hall of Fame

Former Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman was the third of six players inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Drafted by the Vikings as linebacker, Doleman switched to defensive end and went on to a 150-sack career. Doleman spent his 15-year career with the Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.