Vikings News: Justin Jefferson leaves game vs. Raiders with injury

In his first game back since Week 5, Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson went down in the second quarter

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson / Ian Maule/GettyImages
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After making a catch in the second quarter on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson left the game with an injury.

We haven't seen Justin Jefferson suit up for the Minnesota Vikings since Week 5, and in his first game back on Sunday, the superstar wide receiver left the matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders in the second quarter with an injury.

After hauling in a 15-yard catch in the second quarter, Jefferson exited the game and was checked on by the Vikings medical staff. Shortly after, the Minnesota receiver was sent to the locker room for further examination.

A few minutes later, the Vikings announced that Jefferson suffered a chest injury and they listed him as questionable to return to the contest in Las Vegas.

Vikings News: Justin Jefferson injury part of a rough first half for Minnesota on Sunday

Jefferson's injury was even more unfortunate for Minnesota on Sunday, as it came during a drive in which the offense was actually moving the ball down the field.

In their first game back from the bye, the Vikings' offense looked very out of sync during their two few drives of the matchup against the Raiders. During these two drives, Josh Dobbs was sacked multiple times, and Minnesota gained eight total yards.

But during their third drive, when Jefferson suffered his injury, the Vikings finally put together a solid drive, one that saw them gain 48 yards. However, the drive unfortunately ended with a Greg Joseph missed field goal.

When Minnesosta returned to the field for the second half, Jefferson was nowhere to be found, and it was eventually revealed that the team had ruled him out for the remainder of the game due to his chest injury.

The television broadcast also reported that the Vikings wide receiver was transferred to a local Las Vegas to undergo further testing and examination for his injury.

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