We just saw something come across the Twitter that could have a significant impact on this afternoon’s contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans.
Injury update: CB Xavier Rhodes has been downgraded to questionable with a knee injury.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 11, 2016
Xavier Rhodes, the Vikings’ cornerback that had been limited in practice by a hamstring injury earlier in the week, has been downgraded to “questionable” by the team with a knee issue.
When we brought you the team’s final injury report back on Friday, it had been noted that Rhodes was limited in practice during the week, but was not listed as “questionable” on the injury report. There is no longer a designation for “probable” on the report any longer and the team apparently didn’t think the injury was bad enough to list him as “questionable.” So, it was expected that Rhodes would be full go for this afternoon’s game. However, it’s starting to look like that might not be the case.
If Rhodes was unable to start, the safe assumption would be that Terence Newman and Trae Waynes would be the starters at the corner spots for the Vikings, with Captain Munnerlyn keeping his spot in the nickel package.
We should be seeing the inactive lists for this one in about an hour and twenty minutes or so. Hopefully we’ll know more about the situation then.