Sharrif Floyd, a former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is expected to file a $180 million lawsuit in a Florida court on Tuesday against Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and others, said Floyd's lawyer, Brad Sohn.
The former first-round pick's career is now over.
Ex-Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is alleging it's the result of a surgery gone wrong performed at the Andrews Institute.
The suit alleges that the Andrew Institute negligently administered a pain blocker that led to the career-ending damage to his leg.
The $180-million figure is based on the career earnings of other top players at Floyd's position.
Floyd remained a member of the Vikings in 2017, but the team kept him on the Non-Football Injury list for the entire season.
Despite efforts made by the young defensive tackle, he was never able to get back onto the field for Minnesota due to his nerve damage and he became a free-agent in 2018.