The Vikings believe they’ve found a left tackle around whom an offense can be built. (After all, having a great left tackle like Joe Thomas and Jake Long is the key to years and years of . . . . Never mind.)
But rookie left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth pick in the draft, gave the Vikings a scare on Monday.
According to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kalil left practice on Monday with a trainer. He later returned after having an MRI conducted on his thumb.
The MRI revealed no damage. And so a day after the Vikings got back one of their key players in Adrian Peterson, they didn’t lose another one.
But they at least had to sweat a little before they knew the answer.