Even more bad news on the injury front for the Minnesota Vikings, this time concerning one of their more important players.
Initial outlook is ‘not good’ on #Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson’s knee injury, per source. Team hoping to be surprised by today’s MRI but bracing for damage.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 25, 2023
Hockenson put together another Pro Bowl-type season with 95 catches for 960 yards and five TDs.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the initial outlook on T.J. Hockenson’s knee injury is “not good.” An MRI is scheduled for today but the team appears to be bracing for the worst.
Hockenson suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Detroit courtesy of a low hit from Kerby Joseph. Joseph, who was flagged later in the game for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Justin Jefferson, dove at Hockenson’s legs after a long reception and hit him low, flipping Hockenson in the process of causing the injury.
If Hockenson’s knee injury is serious enough, it could potentially hinder his availability for the start of next season, which would be pretty devastating news for the Vikings.
Here’s hoping, like the team is, that the injury to T.J. Hockenson wasn’t as bad as it appears to be. . .but, like just about everything else involving this team, it’s probably prudent to expect the worst.