The Minnesota Vikings have been without superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson for four weeks but could be getting him back in the lineup soon.
It will be great when the Minnesota Vikings will be able to get star wide receiver Justin Jefferson back on the field after his hamstring injury and he will have the opportunity to do just that as soon as he is medically cleared.
The minimum time required for a player to be on short-term injured reserve has passed for Jefferson and he is eligible to be activated to the Vikings' active roster when he is physically ready to return to action.
News that the practice window is open for Justin Jefferson was shared on X by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
Although the Minnesota Vikings have found ways to win without Justin Jefferson in the lineup, getting him back would be a huge boost to the team's offense as they move forward in the hope of grabbing a playoff spot this year.
Rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison among others have stepped up in his absence but there is nothing quite like having a player the caliber of Justin Jefferson on the field to make things extremely difficult for opposing defenses on a weekly basis.
Minnesota will now have 21 days to bring him to the active roster. Four weeks have passed since he was placed on injured reserve but the recovery time for his injury was listed as being four to six weeks, meaning he may still miss another week or two before he can return.
As always, it is best not to rush an injured player back into the lineup. Let's hope Justin Jefferson gets fully healed and can return to the Minnesota Vikings to help the team make some more noise in the NFC North this season.