Before Vikings fans freak out about their $45 million free agent addition being injured — the one who struggled with injuries last year — Greg Jennings insists he’s fine.
And he did it with the spirit appropriate to the OTA season.
“It’s May,” Jennings said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “Nothing right now counts as much. It’s important. But it really doesn’t count as much as September, August.
“It’s May, and I’m perfectly fine.”
Jennings was held out of yesterday’s practice with a sore ankle, but coach Leslie Frazier said he expected his new wide receiver to work next week.
Of course, it is reasonable to wonder. Jennings did miss 11 games the last two years because of injuries.
That creates a perception that seemed to bother him more than the ankle, which caused him to miss the first open-to-reporters workout since signing his deal this offseason.
“He mentioned that to me,” Frazier said. “He said, ‘Of all the times for me to be injured, with the media coming in and my history over this past year and now I know what’s going to be written and said’ — but it’s just a minor injury, and he’ll be back and going. No issues.”
So the ankle’s fine, but the ego’s a little tender.