UPDATE: Ummmmm. . .never mind. As soon as I hit "publish" on this story, Rhodes was back in the football game. On the bright side, it could have been much worse, am I right?
An already thin Minnesota Vikings' secondary appears to have lost their best remaining player for at least a little while.
In the second quarter of the Vikings' Thursday Night Football contest against the Arizona Cardinals, cornerback Xavier Rhodes made a tackle on Cardinals' running back David Johnson and collided with his teammate, Anthony Harris. Rhodes stayed down on the turf, favoring his right arm. He needed the training staff to come out and assist him off the field. It appeared to be an injury to the forearm or wrist area, although we don't have any confirmation at this point in time.
The Vikings' secondary already came in without safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo, forcing Terence Newman into a start at safety along with Harris, who was just called up from the practice squad this week. After the injury, the Vikings moved Newman back to corner with Robert Blanton coming into the game at safety.
Again, cornerback Xavier Rhodes appears to have suffered a significant injury to his right arm during a tackle attempt against the Arizona Cardinals. When we have more information for you, we will update this story.