Update: Addison is back in the game for Minnesota.
Update: Addison is officially questionable to return to the game with cramps. If he can’t come back, Osborn and Brandon Powell will be the top receivers. T.J. Hockenson will also be heavily involved as he plays through his own ankle issue.
Update: Addison is dealing with cramps, which is a good outcome all things considered. We’ll see if he can return.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison appeared to suffer a leg injury in Week 7’s Monday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers while trying to haul in a pass. Addison’s leg appeared to get caught by the 49ers defender while both were going to the ground. The receiver was able to walk off the field on his own power but trainers continued to look at him before taking him to the locker room.
This is a potentially huge development for the Vikings, who have already placed star receiver Justin Jefferson on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. Jefferson is set to miss at least two more games, and his original timeline for returning was 4-6 weeks. If Addison also goes down for a significant amount of time, Minnesota will be down its top two receivers.
KJ Osborn will look to be the top receiver if Addison is out for an extended amount of time.