Vikings Place Scott Kooistra On Injured Reserve


The Vikings may have won Saturday night’s preseason tilt with Seattle, but the victory came at a pretty high cost. Today Leslie Frazier revealed that guard Scott Kooistra suffered a jammed neck during the game, an injury severe enough that Kooistra has still not been able to leave Seattle. The Vikings have been forced to place Kooistra on IR, ending his season. The move freed up a roster spot which the Vikings have already filled by signing DE Stylez White.

Saturday night’s game was Kooistra’s first start of the preaseason and his last (and probably his last action ever in purple). It had been hoped that he might figure into the right guard mix with Chris DeGeare – who has actually been getting reps at right tackle lately – and Anthony Herrera, who is still coming back from a knee injury, but obviously the Vikings will now have to look elsewhere for offensive line depth. They still have Ryan Cook, who is a solid enough vet though a tad penalty-prone.

Just when you thought the offensive line couldn’t be any more of a mess…

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