Justin Jefferson, a star receiver for the Vikings, has been out of action since October 8th when he sustained a right hamstring injury during a game against the Chiefs. Despite practicing on a limited basis for the past two weeks, he has been listed as questionable for the last two games and did not play. Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell has indicated that there is a possibility that Jefferson may not play in Monday Night Football either.
Last week, Jefferson had a good week of practice and the team is being cautious with his soft-tissue injury. They have an extra day this week to assess his status before making a decision about whether or not he will play in the upcoming football game. Jefferson himself understands that hamstring injuries can linger and has stated that he won’t rush his return until his leg is fully healed.
As of now, Jefferson remains on injured reserve and it’s possible that Week 14 might mark his return to the field. The Vikings have a week off in Week 13, which could provide more time for Jefferson to heal and get back into playing shape.