Trae Waynes leaves Minnesota Vikings first preseason game with injury

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trae Waynes
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trae Waynes /

Cornerback Trae Waynes suffered an injury to his shoulder during the first quarter of the Minnesota Vikings week 1 preseason contest against the Bills.

The Minnesota Vikings saw their first action of the preseason on Thursday, August 10, 2017 when they traveled to Buffalo to take on the Bills for week 1 action. However, that’s the good news for fans.

Bad news came in the first quarter of the game when Trae Waynes injured his shoulder on a tackle, which forced him out of the game. Announcer Paul Allen said he threw up on the sidelines, but wasn’t sure if it was due to the pain he was experiencing.

The official public relations account of the Vikings broke the news that the team would be evaluating Waynes following the injury.

Later on, the same Twitter account updated fans on the status of the young cornerback, letting everyone know that he will not be returning to the game.

At this point, it is far too early to speculate as to what the injury is and what it could mean for the team going forward. More updates will likely be available within the next few days following the conclusion of the game.

When the injury happened, veteran cornerback Terence Newman took his place on the field as the outside cornerback, moving things around on the field.

This could be a breakout season for Trae Waynes if he can overcome this injury and return to the team in time for the regular season. He is slated to be the team’s starting corner opposite Xavier Rhodes.

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Hopefully, the Minnesota Vikings are keeping him out of this game as a precautionary measure and the injury isn’t a serious one. However, the team needs to be prepared in case this is more severe than some may believe.