EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter does not appear close to returning to the team.

Coach Mike Zimmer said the two-time Pro Bowl pick was in New York for a second medical opinion on his reported neck injury.

Zimmer has declined all season to divulge any details about Hunter's condition. He initially described it only as a “tweak.”

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Hunter last season at age 25 became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks.

He was hurt before on-field training camp practices were open to reporters starting Aug. 14. He was placed on injured reserve Sept. 9.

The Minnesota Vikings face the Houston Texans this Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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