During today’s practice, Jefferson caught a slant pass from Kirk Cousins and was promptly tackled. Unfortunately, he appeared to land right on his shoulder or collarbone.
Jefferson stayed down on the field, grabbing at the injured area, as his teammates gathered around him. He was able to get up and promptly went to the locker room.
No doubt Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will provide an update soon. The team is still in the middle of practice.
— Andy Mac (@AndyMacSports) August 6, 2021
Justin Jefferson was the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft following a record-breaking junior year at LSU. After starting the season as a backup, he earned a starting job in Week 3 and never gave it up.
Jefferson would go on to put up some monster numbers as a rookie. He had seven games with over 100 receiving yards and four games of at least 20 yards per catch.
By season’s end, Jefferson had 88 receptions for 1,400 yards (2nd in the NFC by just seven yards) and seven touchdowns. For his efforts, he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.
With the Vikings eyeing a return to the playoffs in 2021 after missing it last year, Justin Jefferson is expected to play a big role. Hopefully his injury isn’t serious.
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