As the Vikings try to prop up a defense that currently resides near the bottom of the league in both yards allowed and points scored, they’ll be without safety Harrison Smith for at least one game.
Coach Leslie Frazier acknowledged to reporters on Thursday that Smith won’t play on Monday night against the Giants.
Amid conflicting reports on whether Smith will need toe surgery, Frazier acknowledged that it’s a possibility.
“We are discussing the possibility of surgery for Harrison Smith,” Frazier said.
Surgery or not, we’re hearing that Smith could be destined for injured reserve with the return designation, which would put Smith out of action for six weeks of practice and eight weeks of games.