Vikings WR Chad Beebe has torn ligaments in ankle

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The Vikings haven’t been throwing the ball much so far this season, which may make the loss of their No. 3 wide receiver less painful than it might be under other circumstances.

Chad Beebe is also the team’s punt returner, however, and that means there will be some shuffling to do even if they remain 32nd in pass attempts.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Beebe has torn ligaments in his ankle. He’s not expected to have surgery at the moment, but that course of action will be re-evaluated in a week.

Beebe has two catches for 70 yards and seven punt returns for 46 yards through the first three weeks of the season.

The injury leaves the Vikings with three healthy receivers in Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Olabisi Johnson. Johnson and Ameer Abdullah could step in to take over Beebe’s returner duties.

13 responses to “Vikings WR Chad Beebe has torn ligaments in ankle

  1. Irv Smith finally got a few passes thrown to him and he looked really good. I think he will be the de facto third receiver.

  2. Viking fans actually think they can run the ball 50 times a game…effectively that is. lol. have fun against the Bears. Cousins is going to be destroyed.

  3. derp363 says:
    September 24, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Viking fans actually think they can run the ball 50 times a game…effectively that is. lol. have fun against the Bears. Cousins is going to be destroyed.
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    I’ve seen you make this “run the ball 50 times a game” comment several times today. You must really be impressed with how clever you are. The fact is, the Vikings are averaging 34.3 runs a game and the only reason it’s that high is because they’ve taken such huge leads in their wins that there has been no reason to pass. Any team that averages 5.6 yards per rush would be stupid to not run. It’s the least risky way to move the ball. They’ll pass more when the other team stops the run.

  4. I actually thought he’d be injured week one so the fact he made it 3 games is a complete shock.

    Chad “Mr Glass” Bebe

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