Cordarrelle Patterson has something wrong with his shoulder
By Dan Zinski
The Minnesota Vikings’ Thursday injury report featured a surprising name: Cordarrelle Patterson.
Evidently Patterson injured his shoulder at some point? That’s what the injury report indicates.
The report says Patterson was a limited participant on Thursday. He missed practice entirely on Wednesday, I guess because of the shoulder injury.
Patterson played in Sunday’s game against the Rams and contributed a good return at the start of the third quarter that unfortunately was followed by a Teddy Bridgewater interception.
Fans may have noted that, when the Rams kicked off after their game-tying field goal late in regulation, Patterson was replaced as the deep return man by Marcus Sherels.
Patterson himself was lined up as an upman on the return, perhaps because the Vikings thought the Rams would go for a short kick.
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Imagine if the Rams had kicked it short and Patterson had fielded it and housed the kick. What a moment that would have been for him and his diehard fans.
Didn’t happen though.
In somewhat more significant injury report news (sorry Flash), both Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr were listed Thursday as not participating. Barr has an arm injury and Kendricks is still nursing the rib issue that kept him out of last week’s game.
Teddy Bridgewater practiced on Thursday and looks good for this week’s game in Oakland. He has been going through the concussion protocol after being cheap-shotted by the Rams’ Lamarcus Joyner.