Justin Jefferson leaves training with a shoulder injury
Minnesota Vikings star catcher Justin Jefferson fell hard in training camp and had to leave the training ground on Friday. Jefferson suffered a left shoulder injury, but luckily the injury is not considered serious, by Adam Schefter of ESPN. This is a full AC joint, with more testing to come to confirm.
Here is the video of the game:
Best video of Justin Jefferson’s injury in training. He landed hard on his left shoulder and was clearly in pain. Not what you want to see.
– Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 6, 2021
Hopefully this initial prognosis is correct and the injury is not serious. A long-term injury to Jefferson would be a devastating blow to Minnesota‘s passing attack. The 22-year-old is looking to build on an outstanding rookie campaign, so a long absence would be brutal.
Jefferson enjoyed a historic rookie season with the Vikings after finishing 22nd overall on LSU in the 2020 NFL Draft, capturing 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. The youngster broke several Randy Moss records during his prolific rookie year.
It has been a hectic training camp so far for Minnesota. In addition to Jefferson’s downfall, there have been COVID-19 issues and insane comments from Kirk Cousins. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has been visibly frustrated with the COVID issues.
Additionally, Minnesota’s other first-round pick Jeff Gladney was recently released after being charged with domestic violence.
The Vikings hope to improve their poor 7-9 record. A healthy Jefferson would really help this cause.