And the hits just keep on coming for your Minnesota Vikings.
The team has announced that they have placed safety George Iloka on injured reserve. The reports are that Iloka tore an ACL yesterday during the Vikings’ practice and that his season is now over.
Practice. . .we’re talkin’ ‘bout. . .practice.
Iloka joined the Vikings’ practice squad earlier this season, and had been elevated to the active roster twice before the team officially signed him to the 53-man roster. He’s seen a decent amount of time in the secondary for the Vikings this year after reuniting with Mike Zimmer, who he played for in Cincinnati.
With the injury to Iloka, the only two remaining safeties on the squad are a pair of rookies: sixth-round pick Josh Metellus and undrafted free agent Luther Kirk, who the Vikings signed to the practice squad a few weeks ago. Not an ideal situation at that spot for the purple.
We’ll have to see what the Vikings do to fill Iloka’s spot on the roster. When we have that news, we’ll bring it to you here.