Cordarrelle Patterson’s foot injury “improving every day”


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.

50 responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson’s foot injury “improving every day”

  1. Situation normal. Every team and every year, all 32 teams will have injuries in preseason. Nothing new. Unfortunately, knees get blown out and tendons tear. Patterson will be fine, as well as Wright.

  2. Will the league turn a profit without Corradelle Rice and Teddy Montana ready for opening day. I hope he gets better soon, as this could be the demise of the NFL as we know it

  3. Can’t be great in this league if you can’t even stay healthy during non-contact drills. This kid is soft. No wonder he wasn’t even mentioned as a candidate for OROY last season.

    He’s a serviceable Special Teamer at best.

  4. Listen to all the jealous Cheeseheads haha. Must still be upset about paying a white #2 WR 10M a year.

  5. It doesn’t matter. Even if he was healthy he still wouldn’t have a quarterback to get him the ball. Its like having a Ferrari but no gas to put in it.

  6. Patterson was in LA last week for the Espys where he said he was going to practice with Matt Cassel. He might’ve dinged his foot running routes for Matt.

    It doesn’t sound like the foot injurie is very serious but I am a little worried about Capt. Munerlyns hamstring, fingers crossed.

    13 days until the Vikings first preseason game, Skol 2014.

    Now where was I, oh yeah… thoughtless provocative trolling on other teams comment boards sounds like a good waste of everyone’s time.

  7. His only problem, and it’s a huge one, is that when he does get healthy and back on the field, he’s still on the Vikings.

  8. Randal “Glass” Cobb broke his leg on a dirty hit. Who knows what happened to Patterson.

    Besides…Patterson is a one trick pony bubble screen catcher because he doesn’t understand route running in the NFL due to being dumb as a box of rocks and having to go to junior college.

    He’d be a nice #5 WR for the Packers to use on some gimmick plays and bubble screens once in awhile.

  9. WOW ! Sounds ” Soft ” to me.
    Viking fans call Cobb soft for breaking his leg on a dirty hit….in a game.
    Patterson gets hurt in a non contact practice…
    Now who is soft again.
    The Vikings are not a good team plain and simple
    And their fans predict a Super Bowl win this year. And a dynasty.
    This is worse then the Eagles ” DREAM TEAM ‘….Now THE DYNASTY !
    You cant make this stuff up

  10. That WR that Vikings fans are saying Packer fans are worried about making 10 million per year just happened to be on this list.

    “There are only 4 players with 3,000+ Rec Yds & 30+ Rec TD over the last 3 seasons: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Jimmy Graham & Jordy Nelson”

    And……..I’m sure most of you are trying hard to forget the game he laid on your team at the Metrodump last year.

    7 catches/123 yards and 2 TD’s.

  11. Without Aaron Rodgers the Packers are nothing. For example once Rodgers got hurt last year, the Packers went 2-5. Enjoy it while you can Packer fans, because once Rodgers hangs em up the Vikings will be looking at them in the rear view mirrors. Looking at each team this year I think they will be evenly matched, we shall see. #skol #dynasty

  12. As a Patriots fan in Minneapolis, Vikings fans get all whipped up by the duckies and bunnies show 9 to noon on KFAN in the preseason and think they have a 13 win team. Happens EVERY year.
    Reality sets in about week 4.

  13. What’s the deal with Packers/Bears/Lions/Whatever fans coming onto the Vikings articles? Don’t you have anything better to do? Go to your articles and talk about YOUR team and how good you’re going to be and how bad everyone else is. But going on another team’s article to bash them is just straight up stupid and immature. Yeah Patterson got injured, but so is Dallas’ linebacker Sean Lee. And that happened during OTAs. I could give more examples, but just because it’s not a game doesn’t mean players getting injured are soft. You wouldn’t call ANY NFL player soft in their face. Step down, you keyboard warriors.

  14. For comparison Nelson had half as many TD’s and 1/3 as many yards in one game against the Viqueen’s than Patterson had all season.

    BTW cody, Nelson and Rodgers already have Super Bowl rings….home boy.

    The only Viking player in their dismal history to have one was a thief.

  15. Spew the hatred or spew the facts. 4TD and 400+ yards receiving and some kickoff returns is hardly something to get excited about or waste energy trying to compare to Super Bowl Champion Jordy Nelson, especially when you look at what Nelson has done in his career.

  16. Seems like Packer fans keep trying to convince themselves Jordy Nelson is worth the money he is now getting paid. Ok, answer this question. When was the last time any team felt the need to double cover Jordy Nelson? Ever? LOL!

    All that money tied up with Peppers and now Jordy Nelson, that is just great!

  17. The Packers were virtually 3-4 while Rodgers was out, and close in all but the Lions game. The sixteen point come-from-behind tie against the Vikings was as good as a win. The Bears held all tie breakers with the Packers. The tie was the difference-maker in earning their third North Division Title in a row. And they did it with a fourth-string street-agent walk-on. If Rodgers suddenly retired today, I would not rule out a fourth division title in a row with either Flynn or Tolzien. They’re both better than anyone on the Vikings roster.

  18. Here’s the difference.

    Packers win their division and have a top offense, even without their best players.

    The Vikings are at the bottom of the standings WITH their best players.

  19. No wonder he wasn’t even mentioned as a candidate for OROY last season.

    He was tied for third in OROY voting, despite hardly playing the first half of the season.

  20. I hope Patterson gets well soon.

    Now is not the time for Percy footing around.

    The vikings need those 469 receiving yards he got last season. That’s 13.6% of the vikings receiving total!! He is clearly valuable.

  21. For you guys that is calling C P soft, trying to miss days in camp.You must not have ever play football in there life.Guy sometime get hurt while get ready for training camp, every team has a player that injury them self preparing training camp.He will put up big number for the Vikings this year.

  22. there is no way this guy is fragile. He returned kicks for gosh sakes. The guy can take a shot. What ever this is, if they aren’t worried, I’m not worried.

  23. I like how all these non-Viking fans are always making comments on our page making comments!! Beware the Vikings are coming and all of you haters be scared!!

  24. I actually know some Packers fans who don’t sit and wait for Vikings articles to come out so they can troll.

  25. 6ball says:
    Jul 27, 2014 1:09 PM
    The Vikings traded 4 draft picks to the Patriots for Patterson.
    Ummmm, how about telling the entire story. You are correct in that they traded 4 draft picks to move up and take Patterson. However, here is the breakdown.

    2nd round (#52 overall) which helped them move back into the 1st round.
    3rd round (#83)
    4th round (#102)
    7th round (#229) – NE traded to TB and TB then traded back to the Vikings where the Vikings received an extra pick.

    In essence, the Vikings got a Pro Bowl player and only truly lost one pick.

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