Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson has been out of play since October 8th when he sustained a right hamstring injury during a game against the Chiefs. Despite practicing on a limited basis for the past two weeks, he was listed as questionable for the last two games and did not play. The team is being cautious with Jefferson’s soft-tissue injury, and the coach has indicated that there is a possibility that he may not play in Monday Night Football either.
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell has mentioned that Jefferson had a good week of practice last week, but they will have an extra day this week to assess his status before making any decisions about his return to the field. Jefferson understands that hamstring injuries can linger and has committed to taking his time with his recovery. He won’t rush back until his leg is fully healed.
The Vikings have a week off in Week 13, so it’s possible that Week 14 might mark Jefferson’s return to the field. As of now, he remains on injured reserve.