One of the negative stories from yesterday’s Minnesota Vikings’ victory over the Tennessee Titans was the suddenly uncertain status of of Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes, who had been listed on the team’s injury report during the week with a hamstring issue, was downgraded to “questionable” on Sunday morning and ultimately deactivated with a knee injury.
According to reports, Rhodes said that he was stretching before the game and felt something “pop” in his knee. The team decided to play it safe with him, putting him on the sideline for the afternoon. Rhodes has said that his hamstring issue is healed, so this appears to be something totally unrelated.
Rhodes will have an MRI done on the knee today, but according to this tweet from Andrew Krammer, it doesn’t sound like we have too much to be worried about.
Xavier Rhodes said he was on his way to get a MRI after team meetings this AM. Walking around, says he's not too worried.— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) September 12, 2016
Mike Zimmer will be having a press conference today at 2:00 PM Central, so hopefully we’ll know more at that time. Hopefully the news will be positive and Rhodes will be ready to go for Sunday’s opener at U.S. Bank Stadium against Green Bay.