Before their first preseason game, the Minnesota Vikings are already down one starting offensive lineman.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news and added the injury is not expected to be career-threatening.
Easton logged 12 games in 2017 before being shut down in late December due to an ankle injury.
The 26-year-old has missed recent training-camp practices while searching for a second opinion on his neck issue, which will now end with surgery. Tom Compton has been filling in at guard.