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David Morgan expected to miss time with knee injury

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He hurt it late in the win over Detroit

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Even with a week off coming up, when the Minnesota Vikings return to the field in Week 11, it sounds like they’re going to be without one of their more underrated players.

Tight end David Morgan, who suffered a knee injury late in the Vikings’ victory over the Detroit Lions this past Sunday, will apparently miss some time because of that injury, according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP.

Morgan doesn’t regularly light up the stat sheet or anything. . .this season, he has just five catches for 36 yards. However, he’s developed a reputation for being one of the best blocking tight ends in the National Football League, and with the Vikings trying to get their running game back on track after a rough start to the season, Morgan’s absence for any length of time could have a significant effect on that.

The absence of Morgan leaves the Vikings with just two tight ends on the active roster in Kyle Rudolph and rookie Tyler Conklin. They do have former San Francisco 49ers tight end Cole Hikutini on the practice squad, so we’ll have to see if the Vikings call him up to the active roster or look elsewhere to augment their tight end situation.

Here’s hoping that the knee injury that David Morgan suffered isn’t too serious and that he can get back on the field sooner rather than later.