A rib injury forced Minnesota Vikings’ receiver Stefon Diggs to sit out of the team’s 24-9 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 9. Diggs actually suffered the injury in the loss to the New Orleans Saints the week before, and managed to make it through that game, but the injury was too much for him after that. With the bye, Diggs has now had two weeks to rest up and get healthy, and it sounds like he’s made the most of it.
#Vikings WR Stefon Diggs tells me — on the RapSheet and Friends podcast — he practiced Monday with the team after sitting out vs. #Lions with a rib injury: “I know I will play” this week. Hear Diggs’ highly entertaining interview when the pod drops Wed. https://t.co/sDRjSAvzwB— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2018
When asked by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Diggs said that he will be out there with the Vikings take to the field for their big Sunday Night Football contest against the Chicago Bears this week.
Diggs has missed games with injury issues in two of his first three seasons, and this is the first game he’s missed this year because of an injury. Despite missing last Sunday’s game, Diggs is still in the top ten in the NFL in receptions, though he has dropped to 24th in the league in receiving yardage. He has also opened things up quite a bit for fellow receiver Adam Thielen, who struggled a bit against the Lions without Diggs on the other side of the formation.
With first place in the NFC North and the inside track to a second straight division title on the line on Sunday night, it would be nice to see Diggs out there for the Vikings at Soldier Field. The Vikings will release their first injury report of the week tomorrow, so we’ll keep an eye and see whether or not Diggs is limited in practice or not.
(Hat tip to The Vikings Wire, which is where I first saw this story.)