Green Bay Packers rival wide receiver Justin Jefferson will miss at least the next four games with a hamstring injury for the Minnesota Vikings. The plan is for him to be placed on injured reserve, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
This is a huge blow for the Vikings. They are 1-4 on the season, and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated them 27-20 this past Sunday in Week 5. Minnesota’s next game will be against the Chicago Bears. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted this tweet about Justin Jefferson.
Vikings play the Bears this week, but they will be without Justin Jefferson, who has 5,396 career receiving yards in 55 NFL games —- more than any Chicago Bears’ player in their 100+ year history. The Bears’ all-time leading receiver is Johnny Morris with 5,059 receiving yards.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2023
So far this season, he has caught 36 passes for 571 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Jefferson is averaging 15.9 yards per reception this season. He is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and the Green Bay Packers rival going down is not a good thing.
The Green Bay Packers Do Face Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings Within the Next Four Weeks
Over the next four weeks, Green Bay will face Minnesota on October 29 in Week 8 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This will be one of two matchups this season. The second match-up will come on December 31 in Week 17 in Minnesota.
Justin Jefferson will be missed for the Vikings in this matchup. One of the things that we were looking forward to is a matchup of him vs Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander. Those two have had some beef with each other during the offseason. There was one game last season where Jefferson went off on him and another game where Alexander shut him down,
That would have been must-see TV, but Alexander is also currently dealing with an injury of his own. Other than the Bears and Packers matchup, The Minnesota Vikings will face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, October 23 at home and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 5, on the road.
The Packers’ defense will not have to worry about guarding Jefferson in the first matchup but will in the second match-up, most likely. After this injury, it makes you wonder if quarterback Kirk Cousins will now get traded or not and also which other wide receivers will step up for them like K.J. Osborn.
Green Bay Packers’ rival, Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings, is set to be placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. This significant setback means he’ll miss upcoming games, impacting the Vikings’ season. For more updates on this and other developments, check out Green Bay Packers News.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell, there is optimism that Justin Jefferson will return later this season from a strained hamstring. Coach O'Connell stated, "I do not" anticipate Jefferson missing the rest of the season due to the injury. This suggests that Jefferson could potentially come back before the season ends.
Yes, Justin Jefferson is still on the Minnesota Vikings. The team recently placed him on injured reserve, but his head coach has stated that his absence is expected to be short-term. The Vikings announced this roster move on Wednesday.
Justin Jefferson has been in the NFL since 2020. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL Draft. With his impressive performances, Jefferson quickly made a name for himself as one of the top wide receivers in the league.