Charles Johnson, Justin Trattou both injured for Vikings


The Vikings had a pair of players go out with injury in the first quarter against San Diego: Receiver Charles Johnson and DE Justin Trattou.

Johnson appeared to be injured while running a deep sideline route that resulted in a pass interference penalty against San Diego. The Chargers defender tugged on Johnson’s jersey while he was running and I don’t know if that caused the injury or not.

Adam Thielen came on in place of Johnson who has not been having a good season (and an injury isn’t going to help the situation).

A few plays later, Trattou went down on the field with a leg injury and had to be carted off.

Trattou was active for the first time this season last week and rewarded Mike Zimmer with a big interception of Matthew Stafford.

Johnson reportedly returned to the sideline and his status has been updated:

Trattou’s status has also been updated. Both men are questionable to return.

Update: Charles Johnson returned for the first series of the second quarter so I guess his rib injury was not serious.

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