Hamstring injury keeps Stefon Diggs out of practice on Wednesday

(Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

The talented Minnesota Vikings wide receiver was the only player who did not participate in the team’s practice session on Wednesday.

Following the conclusion of their preseason, it seemed like the Minnesota Vikings were entering their Week 1 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons with a pretty healthy roster. This still seems to be the case, but there was one name on the Vikings’ injury report on Wednesday that raised a few eyebrows.

As Minnesota continued their preparations for the Falcons on Wednesday, they did it without receiver Stefon Diggs participating in practice. Diggs, who is listed on the Vikings’ injury report with a hamstring ailment, was the only player on the team’s active roster who did not practice on Wednesday.

Even Minnesota cornerback Mike Hughes, who is coming off of a torn ACL, was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice.

As far as Diggs’ injury goes, the severity of it is still unknown. One would like to assume that he is still able to play on Sunday against Atlanta since it didn’t seem like the Vikings receiver was dealing with any injuries during the preseason.

But if Diggs’ hamstring injury is something that prevents him from suiting up against the Falcons this week, it could potentially shift Minnesota’s game plan on offense. The Vikings may rely more on their Dalvin Cook and their rushing attack if their talented receiver is unable to play on Sunday.

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Hopefully, it’s nothing more than Minnesota just giving Diggs some extra time to rest up his hamstring before the weekend. But this is certainly something to pay attention to as the Vikings’ season-opener quickly approaches.