Mike Hughes won’t return to practice before training camp

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Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes continues his rehab on his left knee.

He has yet to practice with the team and won’t until at least training camp in late July, coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday, via Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune.

Hughes underwent surgery Oct. 23 after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while covering Larry Fitzgerald in an Oct. 14 game against Arizona. He played only six games in his rookie season.

The 30th overall pick in 2018 had an interception, a forced fumble and three pass breakups.

9 responses to “Mike Hughes won’t return to practice before training camp

  1. He isn’t going to do much this year because those really take over a year to fully heal, and I am talking physically AND mentally. Minnesota has about the best Dr’s in the League, players usually come back at about 85% the following year but are even better the following year when they get the jitters of being hurt again out of their head. I expect Cook to have a great year this year. Good luck Mike Hughes.. We have big plans for you.

  2. Hughes & Treadwell can play tiddly winks together on the sidelines. one can’t catch. both can’t run.

  3. At least he won’t be too affected by all the disruptive changes that have taken place within the Vikings.

  4. I don’t think many fans thought that Mike would be back sooner than training camp.

  5. “The 30th overall pick in 2018 had an interception, a forced fumble and three pass breakups.”

    Um and a pick-six! (Called that btw). This is weird though I saw pictures of him at OTA’s in uniform on the field. He WAS playing pretty well, I can’t wait to see him back on the field.

  6. It is really unfair to those players suffering torn ACL’s, they are never fully healed within the first year. The Vikings wouldn’t do it but I would insist the guy come back next season so he is fully healed.

    Its not like the Vikigs are going to win the Superbowl this year and by next year, Hughes is likely to be playing for a new coach.

  7. I want to yell at the trolls for treating someone else’s injury so lightly. It’s not a joke, or an opportunity to bash someone. But honestly I don’t have the energy for you folks today. I want to agree with everyone else that it’s unlikely he’ll be a 100% this year but you’ve all heard it before in the other post. So I guess I’ll settle for this.

    Good luck Mike, You were off to a great start and had the advantage of one of the great DB coaches in the league. Be smart, we’re counting on you long-term.

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