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Vikings center Pat Elflein to return Sunday after working way back from injuries

Sep 21, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

For the first time in eight months, Pat Elflein on Sunday will take the field for a game.

The Vikings center suffered a fractured left ankle in January's NFC championship game at Philadelphia. He underwent surgery on the ankle as well as on his shoulder, which he had hurt in December.

Elflein missed all of spring drills, training camp and the preseason and the first two regular-season games. But Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Elflein will play Sunday against the Buffalo B...