Vikings have long list of injuries, including losing Cedrick Lang for the season

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The Vikings paid a heavy price during their preseason game against the Jaguars on Saturday afternoon.

“List was so long I don’t remember the exact number, so I’ll just wait until we put them on IR,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Offensive guard Cedrick Lang will undergo surgery on his right leg, according to Zimmer, and is headed for injured
reserve.

Defensive end Ade Aruna injured his right knee and left the locker room on crutches, per Tomasson.

Receiver Jeff Badet is in concussion protocol after taking a flagged hit to the head.

Center Josh Andrews injured his ankle, and fullback Johnny Stanton hurt his left leg.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander will undergo an MRI on his ankle Sunday, though X-rays showed no fracture.

32 responses to “Vikings have long list of injuries, including losing Cedrick Lang for the season

  1. I do not like the Queens.

    Nevertheless, I always cringe when players get hurt. This is not something I like to see happen.

  2. When I see injuries it is because Spielman has players physically able to contend in today’s NFL. These are largely un-drafted FA’s and 6th and 7th round picks on the line. Rick should be strung up by his (unmentionables) he loves splash players and has virtually ignored the importance of early round O-linemen. I am wondering how long the Wilfs will put up with this. 1 first rounder and a 3rd since about 2012, the rest have been 5th 6th 7th rounders, and un-drafted FA’s.
    This season could get VERY VERY ugly very soon for Minnesota!

  3. Injuries in August are the absolute worst.
    Frustrating when you’re just trying to get your guys through training camp.
    Hopefully the others aren’t as serious as lang’s Injury.

  4. It will be interesting to see if the team continues to do the joint practices in future years. By most accounts the practices have gone fairly well each of the last two seasons, but the games that weekend after have been marred with poor play and injuries. In all it was a costly day for the team, the only possible silver lining is no starters or critical reserves were injured. Hoping for a speedy recovery to all who were hurt today on both teams.

    Last I usually like preseason to watch the battles play out, but today was a particularly difficult game to watch, with the injuries, poor play by both teams, and the officiating might have been there worst I’ve ever seen. Many have said it, but I’d say if this is what we can expect in the regular season might be time to find a new hobby because this was basically unwatchable.

  5. It always saddens me to see injuries on any team. Hopefully most will recover, wishing them well.

  6. flviking says:
    August 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    And there is your built-in excuse.
    /////////////////////

    No truer words were said.

  7. Besides Alexander, most of them are practice squad guys or likely wouldn’t make the team. Nothing to panic about. Even if Alexander is out for a while they still have Hughes and newman. But it still sucks this team can not shake the injury bug. I’ve never seen so many significant injuries in one game.

  8. Some of you people are putting these injuries on Spielmen? Injuries happen at ALL levels. The Patriots just lost their 1st round pick for the year. What if the Vikings had drafted him? The Cowboy’s Zach Martin may have a serious injury. We can get on Spielmen for not drafting OL early, but hell, the 1st rounder he drafted was hurt all the time. A guy named Pat Elflein wasn’t a 7th rounder and is out hurt. We can all agree we needed more depth, but injuries are related to draft position.

  9. Alexander sprained his ankle, sounds like he’ll be back in a week or 2. The rest of the players were not making the final roster. Not that it doesn’t matter, feel bad for anyone getting hurt and missing the season but people flipping out over a few injuries and blaming Spielman are going a little overboard. The sky isn’t exactly falling. Hughes is better than Alexander anyway and was probably going to beat him out. More concerned about getting the 3 OL starters back healthy next week

  10. taintedsaints2009 says:
    August 18, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    Besides Alexander, most of them are practice squad guys or likely wouldn’t make the team. Nothing to panic about
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    While that may have some truth to it, some teams prefer practice squad players vs. running to FA when injuries do mount, they know the system and playbook a little better, that is why some teams may prefer to “Coach them up” vs. running to FA or trading for someone ina panic.

  11. It’s only preseason. The 0-12 third down conversions and 3 yards per pass is normal for a preseason game like this, so are injuries.

    Welcome to the big boy club.

    Next Man Up.

  12. Last year Vikings offense didn’t score any TD in the preseason and people say their season is going to be a long year, but what happen? That’s right, better than any NFC north team. Watch again this year, they’ll even gonna be better with Kirk. you like that?

  13. “Last year Vikings offense didn’t score any TD in the preseason”

    Thanks for reminding me. This was a great reality check and much needed. Go Vikings!

  14. The offense didn’t play as bad as it first looked. A missed pass here and uncharacteristic fumbles by Murray. Vanilla play-calling against a team that saw those plays for 2 days straight in practice. A shuffled OL that will look almost completely different week 1. Diggs ran a 5 yard route on 3rd and 8, a QB keeper without accounting for the DE.

    Zimmer said both Remmers and Elflein will most likely be back soon and possibly for Seattle. That alone will be huge, not only for the running game, but Cousin’s confidence when dropping back.

    The defense was characteristically dominant minus the their ability to sniff out screens, but Zimmer will fix that this week.

    Jacksonville is a physic team with immense talent. If they had a solid QB they would be difficult for any team to beat. Just like people reading too much into the Denver game, it is just preseason. Last year the sky was falling and our OL was horrible in the preseason. They put up 29 week 1 against the Saints and dominated the line of scrimmage.

    I’m just happy it looks like we have a new kicker.

  15. I enjoy the delusional Packer fan comments and will continue to do so until after week 2, which, like usual, they will run in to hiding after a loss…enjoy their lack of football knowledge til then, fans….

  16. Injuries, particularly season ending injuries, just suck. While these injuries were to third stringers, every team needs depth and the Vikes depth is thinning.

    It’s not surprising neither offense did much yesterday, as both D’s are good and they practiced against those plays the prior 2 days.

  17. Well, two of the injuries (and one is for IR) were on their truly offensive line. Backups or not, that is the one area that is already hurting. It’s going to be tough to go out and sign other teams’ rejects because those are the only ones available in late August.

    But they will fit right in once they arrive at the Viking’s facilities given the number of rejects already on the team.

  18. filthymcnasty3 says:
    August 19, 2018 at 2:02 am

    I am deeply saddened by these senseless tragedies.

    Have their fans figured out how to pin the blame on the refs?

    ****************************
    No, we haven’t “filthy”.
    But I’m thinking of going to Aaron for some pointers.
    He appear to be the MASTER of that.
    As well as drawing penalties to over-turn plays and win games if the play doesn’t go the way he wants.

  19. whatjusthapped says:

    August 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Well, two of the injuries (and one is for IR) were on their truly offensive line. Backups or not, that is the one area that is already hurting. It’s going to be tough to go out and sign other teams’ rejects because those are the only ones available in late August.

    But they will fit right in once they arrive at the Viking’s facilities given the number of rejects already on the team.

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    Apparently a bunch of “rejects” went 13-3 last year. lolol

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