In their 17-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason opener, the Minnesota Vikings suffered two significant injuries. Just two plays into the contest, cornerback Trae Waynes left with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Then, at the start of the second half, running back Bishop Sankey was helped off the field after injuring his right knee.
In his post-game press conference, Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t sound too concerned about Waynes.
As noted before, Mike Zimmer said not concerned about Trae Waynes’ shoulder. “Just a sore shoulder, I guess.’’— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 11, 2017
Given that Waynes was in significant pain and didn’t return to the game after the injury, it’s a relief that the injury apparently isn’t that serious.
Sankey, on the other hand, appears to be a significantly different story. He injured his right knee on a 14-yard run early in the second half of play, and needed the assistance of two members of the team’s training staff in order to get off the field. Zimmer said that Sankey is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday, but from the reaction of the Vikings’ broadcast crew when it happened, it certainly doesn’t sound promising. Sankey was going to have an uphill battle to make the roster, but you still hate to see this sort of thing happen to any player.
If there are any further updates on either Waynes or Sankey, we will bring those updates to you as soon as they’re available.