Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass and Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) tackles him in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings announce Kyle Rudolph to miss 4-6 weeks

When Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph went down, it was clear he was going to miss an extended period of time. How much though, was the question.

Well, according to the team, they’ll be without their starting tight end for at least a month, likely longer as the Vikings announced Kyle Rudolph is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from a broken foot:

Frazier said Rudolph will be sidelined 4-6 weeks

As we enter Week 10, a best case scenario would be a Week 14 return though on a team with a 1-7 record, that doesn’t mean much as the Vikings obviously aren’t going to be in a battle for a playoff spot.

Depending on how Rudolph heals, it’s possible he may not return until the final week or two of the season (that’s assuming he returns at all) so needless to say, 1-7 or not, it’s a big blow to the Vikings offense.

John Carlson is taking over Rudolph’s starting spot.

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