Kyle Rudolph out of practice Wednesday

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The Vikings dealt with several injuries on their offensive line last Sunday and this week brings some injury concerns at tight end as well.

Kyle Rudolph did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury that kept him out of the final handful of plays in last Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. Rudolph’s injury comes at a moment when the Vikings are short on healthy players behind him on the depth chart.

Blake Bell, who has a shoulder injury, was also out of practice on Wednesday while David Morgan was limited due to the concussion that kept him from playing against Carolina. In addition to those three players, the Vikings have tight end Kyle Carter on their practice squad.

The Vikings had right tackle Mike Remmers and center Pat Elflein as limited participants at Wednesday’s practice after they missed last Sunday’s game. Left tackle Riley Reiff hurt his ankle in the loss and did not practice.

15 responses to “Kyle Rudolph out of practice Wednesday

  1. Well, it’s not like anyone will be able to tell if Rudolph is running any slower than he has in the past . . .

  2. I’m nervous about Elflein and Remmers – “limited participants” is not a guarantee they will be starting.

  3. rmosss says:
    December 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    What happened to the TE…the kid drafted from Virginia Tech???

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    The Vikings cut Bucky Hodges before the season started. He was picked up by the Panthers and went on their practice squad. They cut him soon after that, and I don’t think he’s been signed by an NFL team since.

  4. The Vikings are being wise. If these guys are not healthy don’t force them to play on Sunday. We have a tough game against Green Bay next week, and the Bears. We need these guys for the playoffs. Pat can probably configure a line setup good enough for the Bengals. Their defense is decimated with injury. Get these guys healthy for the playoffs. That’s all that matters. Grind out a win with the backups on Sunday.

  5. Even if the Vikings lose and the Packers win this week, do you know what place they will be in if Rodgers somehow manages to drag that collection of stiffs to a win on the 23rd? That’s right, Vikings would still be in first place.

    Glad we have the Vikings place cleared up now

  6. December 14, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    Even if the Vikings lose and the Packers win this week, do you know what place they will be in if Rodgers somehow manages to drag that collection of stiffs to a win on the 23rd? That’s right, Vikings would still be in first place.
    Glad we have the Vikings place cleared up now

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    And it’s so cute that you guys think it would be that way if Rodgers were healthy all year.

    You’ll see again next year. If Rodgers is healthy, the Packers are simply better than the Vikings.

    The end.

  7. You mean like in 2015? Or the first half of 2016 before injuries decimated the Vikings OL? Yeah, I guess so.

    Nice to see You are down to a “wait til next year” battle cry. Keep riding that ancient one trick pony until he gives out, I like the horses in the Vikings stable.

  8. If Rodgers is healthy…. Kind if key isn’t it? Not many older quarterbacks continue to rip it up after injuries start to pile up over the years. New injuries tend to become more frequent as well.

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