The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle reportedly suffered a torn hamstring during the team’s loss on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson appears to be the latest member of the team to have his season ended by an injury.
Johnson suffered a torn hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts and is expected to be placed on injured reserve according to USA TODAY’s Tom Peliserro. With his designation, Johnson would become the 10th different Vikings player to be put on injured reserve in 2016.
Since joining the team in 2014, the defensive tackle has been a key part of Minnesota’s resurgence on defense over the past three seasons. Despite only starting 10 of his 46 appearances with the Vikings, Johnson has still registered a total of 14 sacks.
The defensive tackle’s hamstring injury is just the latest to a Minnesota roster that has been decimated by the injury bug since before the regular season even began. Players get hurt each year on every NFL roster, but it does seem like the Vikings’ chances at success in 2016 were greatly affected by everyone that has missed time due to injury.
Even with all their injuries this season, Minnesota still has a chance at making the playoffs. It is a very small chance, but it is better than nothing.