UPDATE: Well, it appears that the panic might have been a little premature.
Rashod Hill is one fast healer. He's talking with some defenders and showing where he was hit but doesn't look serious at all.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 6, 2017
Well, that’s good, at least. But hey. . .after all the injuries this team dealt with on the offensive line last season, can you blame us for getting a little jumpy?
Original story follows below.
Sadly, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings are getting another early start on the offensive line injuries this season, with a potential big one coming out of Saturday night’s scrimmage in Mankato.
Rashod Hill, who had been running with the 1s at left tackle with the injury to Riley Reiff, appears to have suffered a leg injury in the scrimmage this evening.
The injury came on a run play for Dalvin Cook where it appeared. . .reportedly (since I’m not actually there or anything). . .that Hill got his leg rolled up on by a group of people. He was down on the ground in pain for a period of time, but appeared to get up on his feet and move around a little bit before he got onto a cart and was taken off the field.
Jeremiah Sirles replaced Hill at left tackle with the first unit following Hill’s injury.
Hill got some significant time in last year’s regular season finale against the Chicago Bears, and put together a pretty solid performance. After Reiff hurt his back on the first day of Training Camp, Hill stepped in as his replacement and has reportedly held up pretty well, considering that he goes against Everson Griffen every day in practice.
With the offensive line depth being a little thin, if Hill is significantly injured, it could end up being a massive deal for the Vikings. As we get more news on the injury, we will bring it to you.
Again, offensive tackle Rashod Hill appeared to suffer a left leg injury in tonight’s scrimmage and was taken off the field on a cart, though he did move around a bit under his own power before the cart took him off.