Official: Justin Jefferson Out for Vikings vs Saints

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If I had a nickel for every time Justin Jefferson’s return from injury schedule took a turn, I might have a quarter by now. Last week, it was made very clear that JJ was unlikely to play this weekend vs the New Orleans Saints.

But, when the Minnesota Vikings injury report for week 10 dropped on Friday afternoon, Jefferson wasn’t listed as “out”. Instead, he was designated as “Questionable”. That left fans and media scratching their heads a little bit.

Justin Jefferson out vs Saints

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Whatever glimpse of optimism the Vikings had, or whatever chess match they were trying to play with New Orleans, has come to an end. Saturday afternoon, the team officially changed JJ’s designation from “Questionable” to “Out”.

Christian Darrisaw – Good to go

Christian Darrisaw, who missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, will play on Sunday. Throughout the week, his status was very much in question. But he stayed off the injury report on both Friday and Saturday. So unless something goes very wrong over the next 20 hours, Darrisaw will protect Josh Dobbs blindside vs the Saints.

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