Things are going from bad to worse for the Green Bay Packers NFC North rivals, the Minnesota Vikings right now. They lost their second game of the season on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-28, putting them in a 0-2 hole to start the new season.
Not only did Minnesota suffer defeat for a second time in a row, but they also lost offensive tackle Oli Udoh to a season-ending quad injury.
Minnesota Vikings OT Oli Udoh Placed on Injured Reserve
When Udoh went down in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s loss, it did not look very good. Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell confirmed on Friday that the OT had indeed sustained a significant injury which has put an end to his season just two games in.
Charean Williams of PFT reported on Wednesday that the Vikings have now decided to place the 26-year-old on the injured reserve list. This further confirms O’Connell’s earlier statement about Udoh being out for the rest of the year. It was inevitable, but it’s still pretty tough to hear for Minnesota fans everywhere.
Minnesota Vikings Make Room for Dalton Risner
On Monday, news broke that the Vikings had signed former Denver Broncos guard Dalton Risner from free agency. The 28-year-old reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million. It took Risner some time to find a new home, but he’s finally going to be settling in in Minnesota after striking a deal with the team.
The Vikings’ decision to put Udoh on the IR list opens up a roster spot for Risner, who will now be included in Minnesota’s 53-man roster.
The Vikings are scheduled to face the Packers on October 29 in Lambeau Field, with the return fixture in Minnesota slated for December 31.
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