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Alexander Mattison ruled out against Jaguars

But it’s for a good reason

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With the Minnesota Vikings getting ready to face the Jacksonville Jaguars at U.S. Bank Stadium in less than 24 hours, there’s late word of a pretty significant change to the running back depth chart for the purple.

According to Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™, backup running back Alexander Mattison had appendicitis and underwent successful surgery. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he is now, obviously, out for Sunday’s contest against Jacksonville. That means that, if anything should happen to Dalvin Cook tomorrow afternoon, it’s going to be the Mike Boone show. Ameer Abdullah could see some carries out of the backfield as well.

In addition, the Vikings have elevated two players from the practice squad for tomorrow’s game in defensive end Eddie Yarbrough and tight end Brandon Dillon. This will be the second time being elevated for Dillon, who will serve as the third tight end with Irv Smith Jr. still on the shelf for this week.

More coverage of this week’s game coming soon as we get closer to kickoff in Minneapolis.