The Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver is currently dealing with a hamstring injury and it could possibly end his 2018 season.
After the Minnesota Vikings added undrafted rookie Chad Beebe to the active roster a few weeks ago, head coach Mike Zimmer was asked why the decision was made.
Zimmer’s answer was pretty straightforward as he explained that the Vikings were trying to find a way to activate Beebe for awhile due to his impressive performances in practice. Last week, Minnesota’s head coach even compared the rookie’s play-making abilities in practice to what Stefon Diggs was doing during his first season on the scout team in 2015.
With the Vikings not getting a whole lot of production from their receiving corps outside of Diggs and Adam Thielen this year, some thought that Beebe should be given more snaps during the team’s next few games. However, that doesn’t seem like much of a possibility anymore.
Beebe suffered a hamstring injury during practice on Wednesday and he has already been ruled out for Minnesota’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The injury could keep him out even longer though.
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According to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson on Friday, Beebe’s injured hamstring could sideline him for multiple games and possibly the remainder of the 2018 season.
The rookie not playing again this year would certainly be disappointing. Especially since it seemed like Beebe was possibly on the verge of becoming more involved with the Vikings’ offense.
Injuries are a part of every NFL season and Minnesota knows that. But it still doesn’t make news like Beebe’s any easier to deal with.