UPDATE: Both Barr and Kendricks took the field for the Vikings’ second defensive series of the game.
Just when you didn’t think things could get worse for the Minnesota Vikings, they may have lost someone else to injury.
In the first quarter against the Washington Redskins, linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks collided on a play at the goal line where they were attempting to intercept a pass from Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Kendricks got up relatively quickly, but Barr stayed down for a little longer. He wound up getting helped to the sideline, and both he and Kendricks were out for the next play, which resulted in a four-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Jamison Crowder.
Barr has been dealing with injuries all season, and frankly hasn’t looked like the player he’s been in his first two seasons. I don’t know for sure if the collision with Kendricks exacerbated any injuries he may have had to start with, but it didn’t look good for either player.
When we get further word on Anthony Barr’s injury, we will pass it along to you here. Hopefully it won’t be as bad as it looks.