A couple of players for the Minnesota Vikings missed Sunday's practice session, as they were still showing signs of concussions that they suffered in Friday's 36-14 pre-season victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Kyle Rudolph and Chris Cook both sat out on Sunday, per reports from 1500 ESPN. Both players suffered their concussions in the second quarter of Friday night's game. Cook was clearly having issues on Friday, as after a play where he stripped a Buffalo receiver he went to a knee, jogged a little ways toward the sideline, and then went to a knee again. I didn't see what play Rudolph might have suffered his injury on, but Vikings' sideline reporter Ben Leber reported that Rudolph had an "owie behind his ear" during the broadcast. Slight misdiagnosis by Leber on that one, it would appear.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier did not say whether one or both players would be held out of Friday night's contest against the San Diego Chargers as a precautionary measure. He did say, however, that neither player had failed any of the tests that players that suffer concussions are given, which is a positive sign.
Other players that missed practice on Sunday were offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (still recovering from sports hernia surgery), John Carlson (knee), wide receiver Kamar Jorden (hand injury), and linebacker Solomon Elimimian (hamstring). Elimimian had an MRI on his hamstring, but it came back negative.
Running back Matt Asiata also missed practice due to a death in his family. We send our condolences to him and his family.