Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph went down during the team’s Week 9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, which resulted in his exit from the game.
After the game, head coach Leslie Frazier gave injury updates on Rudolph, offensive tackle Phil Loadholt and rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes and they received good news on most fronts.
Right tackle Phil Loadholt, who left with a concussion just before halftime, could have a hard time returning before Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins, coach Leslie Frazier said. Tight end Kyle Rudolph left with a foot injury, but said X-rays were negative and added he will get further examination tomorrow. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he landed awkwardly on his leg when he was injured in the fourth quarter, and left the game after returning for one play. “I will be rehabbing, and whatever they say after that is what they say, when I get done with the MRI,” Rhodes said. And defensive tackle Letroy Guion, who left with a shoulder injury, was in so much pain after the game that he had to be helped into his dress shirt.
The absence of Loadholt against the Redskins could be the biggest loss, when you take a peek at the Washington pass rush, but it doesn’t look like any of the players will miss extended time so the Vikings need to appreciate that aspect of the news.