Vikings receiver to miss spring activities due to leg injury

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Ihmir Smith-Marsette
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Ihmir Smith-Marsette /

The Minnesota Vikings will be without Ihmir Smith-Marsette this spring as he works to recover from a lower leg injury sustained during a workout.

Injuries can happen at any time in the NFL. One such injury happened when Minnesota Vikings receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette was working out which will cause him to miss some time with the team this spring.

According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press and Chad Graff of The Athletic on Twitter, the injury isn’t too serious but will cause him to miss a little bit of time until he can join his teammates on the field for training camp.

Here is the tweet from Tomasson about the injury:

At first, that doesn’t sound very good for Smith Marsette. The Vikings have a very competitive group of wide receivers hoping to make the roster this season and an injury can hurt a player’s chances to beat out someone like Bisi Johnson, Jalen Nailor, or the freshly-signed Albert Wilson for one of the spots.

Thankfully, a few more details were included in the tweet from Graff.

Speculation started about Smith-Marsette’s leg when he appeared in a video from Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling on Twitter from Adam Thielen’s charity baseball event and appeared to be walking awkwardly in a supportive boot. Head coach Kevin O’Connell addressed the issue with the media on Tuesday.

Thankfully, the young receiver is expected to be ready for when training camp rolls around for the Minnesota Vikings despite the use of a walking boot and cart at practice. Hopefully, the 6’1, 185-pound receiver and special teams player can have a full and speedy recovery in order to be ready for some tough competition when it’s time to impress the new coaching staff this preseason.

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