Along with the injury to left guard Nick Easton that ended his season, the Minnesota Vikings are now dealing with another injury that could have a significant effect on their team.
According to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, long snapper Kevin McDermott suffered a dislocated left shoulder late in the first half of the Vikings’ victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.
For the second half of Saturday night’s game, the Vikings replaced McDermott with backup tight end David Morgan, who was the second-string long snapper despite never having long snapped in high school or college. Morgan handled a couple of field goals and a few punts last night without incident, but according to Krammer’s tweet, the Vikings are probably still going to look for temporary help at the position.
Fortunately, we’ve already put out some feelers to see if we can’t help facilitate the process.
Hey, @JaredAllen69, the Vikings are in the market for a temporary long snapper. You busy the next couple of weeks?— The Daily Norseman, a Minnesota Vikings blog (@DailyNorseman) December 24, 2017
We’ll keep you updated if anything happens on that front.
(Nothing’s going to happen on that front.)
McDermott says that he hopes he’s able to come back for the team’s first playoff game. . .and boy, it would be nice for him to get an extra week to be able to do that. . .but for now, it appears the Vikings are down a long snapper.