Though there was some belief that Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson might return to the field on Sunday after suffering a sprained MCL on Saturday, it didn’t happen.
Jackson missed the single session, and now the question becomes whether he’ll practice on Monday.
Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, coach Brad Childress said there’s a “chance” Jackson will return only two days after suffering the Grade I tear (which is what a “sprain” is).
“We will see how he feels when he wakes up and see what he has got going,” Childress said.
The absence of Jackson has worked to the benefit of Sage Rosenfels, who received the bulk of the reps on Sunday. Second-year backup John David Booty also saw an increase in his workload.
If Jackson doesn’t return fairly quickly, Rosenfels could end up securing the inside track to being the Week One starter.
Then again, that also means he might be the first guy to get benched, too.