After a couple of days away, the Minnesota Vikings will be getting back to business on Thursday.
NFL.com is reporting that the Vikings will be returning to their team facility on Thursday, allowing them to begin preparations for their game on Sunday afternoon against the Houston Texans. Certified Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman™ made that announcement in a press conference just a short while ago.
"We will return to the facility tomorrow as a team and we will return with very enhanced protocols." - VP, Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 30, 2020
The Vikings had shut down their facilities to in-person activities on Tuesday and Wednesday after eight members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19 following Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings have still had no positive tests come back in the two days following the game, and this has apparently cause the NFL to give them the ability to get back to work.
The game between the Titans and their opponents this Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers, has already been postponed by the league and could be played on Monday or Tuesday this week.
So, when it was all said and done, the biggest fallout of this incident to this point for the Vikings was that they missed what would have been their first practice day for the week in preparation for Sunday’s game. Given the alternative, that’s about as much as the team could hope for.