Vikings top 2023 draft pick already dealing with an injury

Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison
Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison / Michael Owens/GettyImages

For the second time since 2020, the Minnesota Vikings used their top choice in the NFL Draft on w wide receiver earlier this year when they picked former USC receiver Jordan Addison with a first-round selection.

Hopes are already high for Addison, but it appears that he might have already hit a small speed bump in his tenure with the Vikings.

Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell revealed on Tuesday that the rookie wide receiver suffered a minor injury during the team's rookie mini-camp earlier this month. Since then, the Vikings have been holding Addison out of their OTA practice sessions to prevent any further injury.

No reason to be worried about Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Jordan Addison yet

Rookie injuries are not uncommon in the NFL, especially during this time of the year when they're still adjusting to the speed of the league.

O'Connell did not sound overly concerned about Addison's injury on Tuesday, and given that the team keeping him out of all OTA activities, it wouldn't be surprising if the injury turned out to be some sort of strained muscle.

If this is the case, then it wouldn't even be shocking if Minnesota held the rookie out until training camp this summer in order to ensure that his injury can heal as much as possible.

Expectations are high for Addison in 2023 and the Vikings want to make sure he's available to help them defend their NFC North title next season. So for now, they're doing everything they can to make sure that ends up happening.