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Vikings pass rusher Marcus Davenport to be out even longer?

On Wednesday, the Vikings announced that pass rusher Marcus Davenport was being placed on the team's injured reserve list due to an ankle injury, meaning he will now be out of action for Minnesota's next four games, at the very least.

It's a disappointing injury for the Vikings and Davenport, as it seemed like he was just beginning to make a significant impact on the team's defense after missing the first few games of the season.

Hopefully, he will be able to get back on the field for Minnesota shortly after his mandatory four-game absence is over. But based on some comments from Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell on Thursday, that might be easier said than done.

When asked if Davenport is going to need surgery to repair his injured ankle, here's what O'Connell had to say.

"I think he's still he's still getting some opinions [on that]. A high ankle sprain, the severity of it sometimes can require a procedure, but I don't have that information right now."

The fact that the Minnesota pass rusher is getting multiple opinions on his injured ankle doesn't make it seem like it's something that's going to recover quickly.

Davenport might not end up needing surgery to repair his ankle injury, but it won't be shocking if he's out of action for longer than the four games he's now required to miss.