Xavier Rhodes is still limping, three days after spraining his ankle

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After Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes exited Sunday’s win over the Jets, coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Rhodes has a sprained ankle, and Zimmer said the injury isn’t a big deal. But Rhodes was spotted in the locker room with a wrap on his ankle and a noticeable limp.

Three days later, he’s still limping.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Rhodes continues to move with a limp. He nevertheless said he feels “great.”

Whether “great” is good enough to start on Sunday night against the Saints remains to be seen. The Vikings will need Rhodes if they hope to slow down a New Orleans receiving corps led by Michael Thomas.

29 responses to “Xavier Rhodes is still limping, three days after spraining his ankle

  1. It’s simply crazy how we expect athletes to heal instantly. Imagine the headline “Co-worker still limping three days after straining ankle.” That’d be greeted by “Duh, he sprained his ankle.”

  2. Wait until Friday before we make any rash judgements. He might limp today, he might limp tommorow, but he might be ok on Friday.

    It’s just a wait and see thing now.

  3. We all have had sprained ankles at one point or other in our lives. We limped around, but if one of the kids was in danger? Sprint to him/her, no limp. That’s normal people. He’ll limp because it lessens the pain. He’ll sprint and do what he needs to when he needs to. How he feels on Monday (the morning after) will be how healed he really is.

  4. And what about Barr? If one or both of these guys play this Sunday, I’ll be excited. It looked like they might both be gone for a while at the time of their respective injuries.

  5. This isn’t the best news. There’s still a few days before the game. Hopefully he can recover and play on Sunday night. I’m holding out hope he’s ready on Sunday.
    Sack Daddy is back. I hope he plays too!

  6. The “limp” may be keeping weight off it. A little Cortisone before the game and he’s good to go.

  7. Who doesn’t limp three days after spraining their ankle? I limp after getting out of the recliner (except when I’m headed to the fridge for a beer).

  8. Worst possible timing for that injury. Not blaming Rhodes by any means, but I don’t think I’m alone in worrying about Hill and Alexander starting against Drew Brees. But hey, at least Griffen is back!

  9. Have YOU ever sprained an ankle? Remember that is the next thing to a tear after a strain. For normal people it is about a 2-3 week recovery, but he is seeing the best medical staff. He couldn’t put any weight on it 3 1/2 days ago. A heavy tape job, and high top shoes to immobilize itRunning backs., he may get a numbing shot or not, these guys learn to deal with pain. The tape and shoes will be as much as a mental thing as physical one to assure it won’t get worse. Playing Sunday night gives him an extra 7 hrs. He wil be listed as doubtful just to mess with the Saints. Barr is probably be out, Cook meh..doesn’t really matter. I am about at the point of thinking we don’t really need him. Vikes have a pretty good stable of Running Backs.

  10. Rhodes literally limps, falls down, needs help off the field, every single game. And then? He’s back at it after a few plays! Seriously though, he is fine.

  11. Even if he plays, you wonder how effective he will be — don’t want to make it any worse. I’m wondering what happens if one of the other CBs goes down — who’s left Sherels? Geez.

  12. Karras71 is another packer fan here to troll only. Like the fake Bears fan who appears only on Vikings stories never on the Bears. But it is because these comments are more interesting sure. Not because he isn’t a Bears fan, sure. Both can stop. Tokyo,Stella,Hometownzero, Wafflehead is that you?

  13. Fmc, which of the many Viking trolls do you belong to? Check your own backyard before mouthing off.

    Rhodes will be fine. Tape up that ankle and have at it. He is a tough guy.

  14. We ain’t scared for the bounty Saints.. our offense lead by Cousins is better than them, especially Diggs and Thielen. Try to stop them.

  15. fmc651 says:
    October 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    Karras71 is another packer fan here to troll only. Like the fake Bears fan who appears only on Vikings stories never on the Bears. But it is because these comments are more interesting sure. Not because he isn’t a Bears fan, sure. Both can stop. Tokyo,Stella,Hometownzero, Wafflehead is that you?
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    Nope. I appear on Bears’ threads more and less on the Vikings/Packers threads because the Bears are actually making some noise this year. I don’t think Karras71 is anything but a Lions’ fan- for some reason you need to believe that only Packers’ fans don’t like the Vikings. Stop making things up. It’s not very becoming. I do appreciate your thinking of me and need to mention me, however.

  16. fmc651 says:
    October 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    is another packer fan here to troll only. Like the fake Bears fan who appears only on Vikings stories never on the Bears. But it is because these comments are more interesting sure. Not because he isn’t a Bears fan, sure. Both can stop. Tokyo,Stella,Hometownzero, Wafflehead is that you?
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    This is exactly why you find so many other fans of other teams ripping you on Viking stories, it’s all the delusional arrogance of your fan base.
    I, like so many others, comment because we hate Viking fans.
    They’re mostly made up of hypocritical, obnoxious and ignorant trolls, who reap exactly what they sow, and then have the unmitigated gall to cry about it.
    I realize it makes you feel better to try and box us all in as Packer fans and if it helps you sleep better at night, so be it.
    What do I care.
    If you look hard enough, you can find my comments on most Lion stories too.
    But, since when do facts and accuracy matter to a Heidi!

  17. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    Maybe it’s an “Aaron Rodgers limp,” and it only appears after he makes a bad play.
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    You sound bitter because a Hall of Famer has the stones to tough it out and play through a significant leg injury.
    While your 2nd round bust of a RB doesn’t have the same desire to do so and now it’s looking like some of the others are following suit.

  18. I thought he was faking honestly because practically everytime he gets beat he fakes an injury and takes a play or 2 off and then it back in there. Lots of times he’s on the sideline when a TD happens. Lots of times the TD is when he’s burned deep.

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