Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Rudolph Fractured Foot Against Cowboys

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Recently, the Vikings defense has suffered the blows of multiple injuries that have decimated their depth chart.  Sadly, that trend is starting to continue to the offensive side of the ball.  Not only did the Vikings lose right tackle Phil Loadholt to a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys, but tight end Kyle Rudolph suffered a fractured foot on a touchdown play in that same game.

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass and Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) tackles him in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Leslie Frazier said that Rudolph could miss “as much as a month” with the foot injury.  Rudolph has accumulated 313 receiving yards and three touchdowns so far this season.  Minnesota will have to hope that his backup, former Seattle Seahawk John Carlson, will be able to step up in his place and be productive.

Christian Ponder loves using his tight ends in the pass game, so look for him to target Carlson in the weeks to come.

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