Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) is helped to his feet by medical staff following an apparent injury sustained against the Baltimore Ravens at M

CB Rhodes Expected To Miss A “Couple Weeks”


The Vikings have been impressed with the play of their rookie cornerback, Xavier Rhodes.  Unfortunately, his physical style of play has led to him suffering a couple minor injuries throughout the season.  However, the injury he sustained against the Baltimore Ravens seems to be a bit more than minor.

Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) cannot make a reception as he is defended by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Reports have come in that it is a high-ankle sprain, but so far, the only confirmation is that it is indeed a sprained ankle.  Since Minnesota only has three games remaining on their schedule, it is possible that the Vikings could move Rhodes to Injured Reserve in order to get some more help at the team’s shallow cornerback position.

The Vikings have to be encouraged by the play of Rhodes.  He is the only regular Vikings cornerback to be graded positively by Pro Football Focus and should be a cornerstone of Minnesota’s defense for many years to come.

 

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