We all know that one of the biggest weaknesses of the Vikings is their starting offensive line. That weakness just got weaker after Nick Easton has been ruled out for the season after getting surgery on his neck.

The Star Tribune reports that Easton, who was the starting right guard for the Vikings last season, had surgery to repair a herniated disc Thursday and he will likely miss all of the 2018 season.

This is tough news for the Vikings who are short Pat Elfein, the starting center, and Mike Remmers, the starting right guard. Eith Easton out, the Vikings could be without all three of their starting interior lineman before the first preseason game in Denver.

Granted, the Vikings are still four weeks or so from starting the regular season, but it is still frightening to see the injuries affecting the team so early, especially at a position that already lacks depth.

Regardless, the Vikings have some things to figure out on the offensive line front.