On Friday, Minnesota Coach Mike Zimmer announced Barr would have a "very minor" surgery on his left knee, which will keep him out of the Vikings' final two games at the
"It sucks," Barr said, according to KSTP radio in Minnesota. "But what am I going to do about it now besides get better and get ready for next year."
Barr originally strained his knee in a loss to the Chicago Bears, 21-13, on Nov. 16. The former Bruin played in two more games before he was shut down in December, missing Minnesota's win over the
Barr, 22, collected 70 tackles with four sacks over 12 games. He also forced two fumbles and recovered three, the biggest of which he returned 27 yards for a game-winning touchdown in overtime against the
"He's a great kid, I don't think this will be an issue," Zimmer said. "I think, really, the sky's the limit. He's been in every meeting and all that stuff and he'll continue to be."
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound linebacker was selected by the Vikings with the ninth overall pick in the 2014