Christian Darrisaw will not play on Thanksgiving

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Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw was cleared from the concussion protocol in time to play against the Cowboys, but he wound up back in the protocol before the day was out.

Darrisaw left the 40-3 loss in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion and he was ruled out with his second concussion in as many weeks before the start of the second half. Darrisaw will not be making it back to try for a hat trick.

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell told reporters that Darrisaw has already been ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Patriots. O’Connell also said that the team is going to be “very cautious” with Darrisaw beyond this week.

Blake Brandel played in place of Darrisaw after Sunday’s injury, but the Vikings offered little resistance to a Cowboys defense that sacked Kirk Cousins seven times. They’ll hope that things go better against New England in a few days.

13 responses to “Christian Darrisaw will not play on Thanksgiving

  1. Reports are he could be out atleast a month or more because this new concussion on top of his old one could make it a months long recovery like Tua. He shouldn’t have played today. Shame on the Vikings medical team for clearing him. He left the game after 3 snaps and clearly wasn’t ready to play.

  2. touchback6 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm
    Pats D set to feast.
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    Probably not. They couldn’t stop the Bears’ one-man offense with a decidedly worse offensive line. The Vikings have far more weapons and Mac Jones can’t keep with them. He can’t even outscore Zach Wilson.

  3. johnnylarue says:
    November 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm
    Pats D set to feast.
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    Probably not. They couldn’t stop the Bears’ one-man offense with a decidedly worse offensive line. The Vikings have far more weapons and Mac Jones can’t keep with them. He can’t even outscore Zach Wilson.

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    I am not talking about NEs subpar red zone offense. I am talking about how NEs D is really good and will cause Minny’s offense some issues.

  4. If Vikes score more than 10 points they will beat the Pats…that’s too much pressure on The ROCKET SCIENTIST Matt’s P to wrap his incompetent abilities around & form a game plan that actually produces points…. Sigh

  5. Injuries, as always, especially impact the second half of the season. The Patriots have their fair share of key player losses, especially along the offensive line.

    The difference with the Patriots is that Belichick builds a team that favors depth over stars. We will see if that approach holds up Thursday night.

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