Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright considers teammate Cordarrelle Patterson a “talker,” but Patterson didn’t have much to say on Saturday about the foot injury that’s kept him off the field during the first two days of the team’s training camp.
Patterson hurt the foot last week, although he’s offering up no details about how he injured it or what the exact diagnosis might be. The Vikings aren’t saying much, either, but coach Mike Zimmer is willing to say that he doesn’t expect Patterson, who didn’t take the team’s conditioning test on Thursday, to miss much more time as a result.
“He’s improving every day,” Zimmer said, via the Pioneer Press. “I saw him do some stuff [Saturday]. … I’ll be surprised if it’s long.”
The hope for Patterson this summer is that he can further polish his skills so that the team can make even more use of his ample athletic abilities on offense this season. That makes any injury less than ideal, but a quick return to the field should leave Patterson with plenty of time to refine his skills before the start of the regular season.