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Vikings don’t think Jerome Simpson has a long-term injury

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The Vikings didn’t have wide receiver Jerome Simpson at practice on Wednesday, but they don’t expect to be without him much longer than that.

Simpson had an MRI after experiencing weakness in his lower left leg during Sunday’s 30-7 win over the Titans. Doctors believe that a back issue caused the problem and that it shouldn’t be a problem that causes Simpson to miss a significant amount of time this season. Coach Leslie Frazier said that Simpson could practice on Thursday and/or Friday with every reason to still believe that he can play against the Redskins in Week Six.

“All indications are there is a very good chance,” Frazier said, via Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “We’ll know more as he responds to some of the treatment that they give him today. Hopefully, we’ll get him back at practice tomorrow. But we don’t think it’s anything long-term at all.”

Simpson did not catch a pass last week. He had four catches for 50 yards in Week Four, his first game of the season after serving a three-game suspension to start the year.

Running back Adrian Peterson is also sitting out this session after spraining his ankle on Sunday. The Vikings do not expect the injury will keep him out of the lineup against Washington.

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15 Responses to “Vikings don’t think Jerome Simpson has a long-term injury”
  1. contra74 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:06 PM

    Will definitely need them both at 100% this Sunday. Even though Simpson did not have a catch last week he still draws attention which opens the field up for our other weapons. Good enough for us all!

  2. titogetmesometissue says: Oct 10, 2012 2:46 PM

    I don’t know about that, bilateral leg weakness derailed Joe Mauer’s performance for a signficant stretch of the baseball season….

  3. rexranius says: Oct 10, 2012 3:14 PM

    Bilateral leg weakness involves BOTH legs, hence the term “bilateral”. Simpson only had weakness in one leg.

  4. 2manyconcussions says: Oct 10, 2012 3:15 PM

    Can’t believe much that coaches say anymore. They want the Washington defense to prepare for Simpson in the lineup.

  5. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 10, 2012 3:24 PM

    Dodged a bullet there. The Vikings were only 3-1 without him so they clearly are desperate to have him available.

  6. rcali says: Oct 10, 2012 3:47 PM

    Guess he was just at the wrong place on the field at the wrong time when the injury happened.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 10, 2012 3:56 PM

    @thankheaven.

    So, you’re predicting 12-4 or 13-3 if he misses the rest of the year with his “unilateral leg weakness.” What if he comes back? 15-1? Let’s hear it, what do you think?

  8. thepvyharvin says: Oct 10, 2012 5:11 PM

    Carl,,,,don’t you have some bleachers to scrub in Entitled Town? We don’t mingle with losers,we are Vikings!

  9. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 10, 2012 6:05 PM

    Carl –

    The only prediction I’m willing to make at this point in the season is that the Vikings will have a better record than the Packers.

  10. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 10, 2012 9:36 PM

    @thankheaven

    Why am I not surprised? No guts, that’s why.

  11. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 10, 2012 10:01 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 10, 2012 5:11 PM
    Carl,,,,don’t you have some bleachers to scrub in Entitled Town? We don’t mingle with losers,we are Vikings!

    —-

    So you don’t talk to anyone in your own fanbase? That explains why Minnesota is so backwards.

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 10, 2012 10:36 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Oct 10, 2012 6:05 PM
    Carl –

    The only prediction I’m willing to make at this point in the season is that the Vikings will have a better record than the Packers.

    Highly doubtful.

    With probably losses coming this weekend, vs Arizona, @Seattle, @Chicago, @Green Bay, vs. Chicago, @ Houston, and vs Green Bay, the Vikes are at best an 8-8 team. Green Bay will win more than 8 games.

  13. zygizag says: Oct 12, 2012 10:14 PM

    VIKES could be 7-9 or 12-4 or anything inbetween it all depends on injuries and if they score TD’s in the RED Zone or settle for FG

    PACKERS could be 7-9 or 12-4 or anything inbetween it all depends on injuries and if they can find a running game because if Rogers has to win by throwing 80% he will not make it through the season and their # 2 QB is a weak link.

  14. zygizag says: Oct 12, 2012 10:16 PM

    Personally I see the Vikes going 11-5 is that a Wild Card or Division or out of the play-offs at this point who knows.

  15. inthezone4 says: Oct 13, 2012 9:05 AM

    Weakness in the leg ! Lay off the wack tabacca! The guy has talent but, had a hard time picking up the playbook in cincy. If he could get that head right , the vikes could have a great reciever on their hands.

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