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Kyle Rudolph has broken foot

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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph suffered a broken foot in Sunday’s loss at Dallas, head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

According to Frazier, Rudolph could miss up to a month with the injury.

Rudolph was injured on a 31-yard third-quarter TD catch. The 2013 Pro Bowl MVP has 30 catches for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games for Minnesota this season.

Rudolph, 23, is in his third NFL campaign. John Carlson, Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford are the Vikings’ other tight ends.

The Vikings play Washington on Thursday night at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis.

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36 Responses to “Kyle Rudolph has broken foot”
  1. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    That’s too bad for Rudolph. His touchdown where he got hurt was a great individual effort. Of course, this helps us in achieving our ultimate goal of securing a top-3 draft pick. It also gives Chase Ford a chance to get on the field more and carry Adrian Peterson into the end zone more often.

  2. lpd1964 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:43 PM

    What else can go wrong? Any chance this coaching staff gets lost on their way to Mall of America field before Thursday night’s game??

  3. reesesteel23 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:45 PM

    When it rains…….

  4. contra74 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:06 PM

    Dang, what a shame. Heal up Kyle!

  5. jimmysee says: Nov 4, 2013 3:08 PM

    These Vikings passers do not have strong arms.

    They’re going to miss this reliable target.

  6. chiadam says: Nov 4, 2013 3:16 PM

    Now that BBQ guy is going to drop him again.

  7. ryanreitsma says: Nov 4, 2013 3:18 PM

    The Bridgewater/Mariota/Manziel sweepstakes saga continues.

  8. ponder7vikings says: Nov 4, 2013 3:18 PM

    the coaching staff is the problem Coach OC DC all need to go…

    if the vikings have the 3,4, or 5th pick they need to trade up to #1 to draft Bridgewater give up a 1st rounder next year to secure him..

    also use the rest of the draft on Defensive Players and OL..

  9. 40for60alldaybaby says: Nov 4, 2013 3:20 PM

    There go the playoffs…..

  10. jcbadger34 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:28 PM

    There goes the Super Bowl….. Oh well, I’m sure Vikings fans will be back next year to tell us how they won the off-season championship again.

  11. purpleguy says: Nov 4, 2013 3:30 PM

    Of course he does — there are only about 43 other Viking players that I wish it would have happened to instead.

  12. scoops1 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:31 PM

    maybe the Viks would want to sign LeBron James….

  13. northernwisc says: Nov 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    lpd1964 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 2:43 PM
    What else can go wrong? Any chance this coaching staff gets lost on their way to Mall of America field before Thursday night’s game??

    ————————————————

    Not so sure many people would view that as another thing that went wrong for the Vikings……..

  14. lordfletcher says: Nov 4, 2013 3:37 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 3:31 PM
    maybe the Viks would want to sign LeBron James….

    who wouldn’t want to sign LeBron

    —–

    that said, its time to start hoping that Tampa and somehow Jacksonville can win a game or two.

  15. Waffle 2.0 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:41 PM

    The NFL incorrectly calls “horsecollar” tackles all of the time that have nothing to do with the real act of the traditional Roy Williams tackle but will allow guy to ride up the legs of ball carriers as long as they don’t grab the back of the pads which is how Rudolph got hurt?

    That makes no sense.

  16. whatjusthapped says: Nov 4, 2013 3:43 PM

    Injuries are part of the NFL landscape but few teams are as bad as the Vikings so it really hits hard when its one of their key playmakers.

    Noodle Arm Ponder needs all the help he can get when floating one of his ducks out there in the Viking version of the forward pass.

    The Redskin’s secondary is actually worse than the Vikings so I hope the Mensa coaching staff of the Vikings will pick a QB that will be able to exploit them. Not sure that Qb is currently on their roster but give the Vikings credit, they show no fear at signing one mid-season, whether they are any good or not.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:48 PM

    When does Kalil get back?

  18. waussau says: Nov 4, 2013 3:51 PM

    Rudolph is expected to return around Christmas time.

  19. allday420ap says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    Kyle Is a stud, great effort from him on the td. Also like its been stated above, this only helps our cause of securing a top pick.

    Kyle heal up for next year.

  20. buffaloviking says: Nov 4, 2013 3:58 PM

    I am hoping that all of the people wanting the Vikings to draft another QB in the draft are hoping that the coaching staff will be gone at the end of the year or sooner. This staff cant develop QB. Another high QB draft pick is a waste of more talent.

  21. GenXJay says: Nov 4, 2013 4:14 PM

    If Del Rio’s substitution in Denver is a success, bring him back in any form as a coach.

  22. 2ruefan says: Nov 4, 2013 4:26 PM

    scoops1 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:31 PM

    maybe the Viks would want to sign LeBron James….

    **************************
    Who are the “Viks” anyway?
    Fan Club of Philly QB?

  23. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    i love kyle rudolph. sucks he is down.

    but on a grand scheme of things, this is fantastic news for vikings fans. Rudolph is the Ponder bailout. this will ensure the vikings don’t come close to winning a game like they did on sunday.

    what sucks is you saw how good this guy is when he has a real qb like drew brees throwing him the ball. he is another jimmy graham/ anthony gonzalez type kind of combination. he is the best TE i’ve ever seen for the vikings and yet his first three year are a wash because musgrave and ponder can’t get him the ball.

    you imagine his stats if tom brady was throwing him the ball?

  24. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    30 catches in 8 games…that in itself is reason to fire musgrave.

    that is absolutely pathetic.

  25. northstarnic says: Nov 4, 2013 5:19 PM

    Of course. I added him to my fantasy team this week.

  26. jimmysee says: Nov 4, 2013 5:38 PM

    So looks like Kyle will not be back when the Vikings go to Lambeau.

    Lucky for him.

  27. packhawk04 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:19 PM

    “Injuries are a part of the nfl, but few have it as bad as the vikings”

    Really? Try playing without jennings, simpson, rudolph, allen, and robison and then we’ll talk.

    Signed- packers fan

  28. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:52 PM

    A broken foot must feel like a gift from the heavens – a merciful respite from the constant humiliation of playing for the wretched Vikings.

  29. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:54 PM

    Try playing with Ponder instead of Rodgers during those injuries, or ever, and then we’ll talk.

    Signed. – Viking fans.

  30. pootytang66 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:55 PM

    That’s a real shame it happened to a good person like Rudolph but I don’t think it’s going to make a difference whether he was healthy or not for this offense.

  31. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 4, 2013 7:07 PM

    He seems like a good player and it was unfortunate that he got drafted by such a franchise.

    This injury will help limit the punishment to the body until he becomes a free agent and can join a competent team.

  32. mediasloppy says: Nov 4, 2013 9:04 PM

    As long as he doesn’t need surgery and it’s not a dislocated hyper-extended turf toe it’s better news than I thought it would be.

  33. teamnorsecore says: Nov 5, 2013 12:28 AM

    Filthy…..really, how many loins do you have?

  34. teamnorsecore says: Nov 5, 2013 12:29 AM

    Filthy…..really, how many logins do you have?

  35. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 5, 2013 12:38 AM

    Frazier28/7 says:Nov 4, 2013 6:54 PM

    Try playing with Ponder instead of Rodgers during those injuries, or ever, and then we’ll talk.

    Signed. – Viking fans.
    ________

    Wish granted. Except Wallace is worse than Ponder.

  36. 2ruefan says: Nov 5, 2013 10:08 AM

    pootytang66 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:55 PM

    That’s a real shame it happened to a good person like Rudolph but I don’t think it’s going to make a difference whether he was healthy or not for this offense.

    ******************************

    Not sure why you would say this. The play he made on Sunday is an example of his value. Guy is one of the most talented TEs in the league. They just need to get it to him more often. Last year when Ponder did, it was enough to turn this guy into a pro-bowler…

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