Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes status unknown for Sunday


There was good news for Minnesota Vikings fans today.  It looks like there is a possibility that cornerback Xavier Rhodes could be available for the week 4 game against the Denver Broncos.

His status was put into question following a collision with safety Andrew Sendejo on a deep pass from Philip Rivers to Keenan Allen during the game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.  Rhodes scared many people when he was unable to get up for an extended period of time and was motionless on the field.

When I was watching him laying there, I really doubted that he would be available for several weeks, as the impact of the hit made it appear as though the situation was very serious and it could take a while to heal.

Aug 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) smiles prior to the game with the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The good news is that Xavier Rhodes was diagnosed with a concussion and has already cleared the first set of tests to get him back on the field for Sunday.  According to the Fox Sports website, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has said that Rhodes is “feeling great”.  In fact, Zimmer said that he believes that Rhodes will be good to go for the Broncos game.

Having Rhodes available would be huge for the Vikings.  The Broncos have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Demaryius Thomas and, of course, a future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback in Peyton Manning.  Xavier is arguably the team’s best cornerback and would be a huge asset against the potent passing game of Denver.

Hopefully, we’ll see Xavier Rhodes in action when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday.  We’ll keep you up to date on more developments in Rhodes’ availability as they are announced.

Next: Minnesota Vikings 2015 Game By Game Previews

More from The Viking Age