Vikings Officially Remove Justin Jefferson from Injured List
After a pair of frustrating defeats, the Minnesota Vikings have officially removed Justin Jefferson from the team’s injury report, meaning he’ll be on the field Sunday in Las Vegas vs the Raiders and back in the starting lineup just in time to make one last push for a 2023 NFC Wild Card spot.
#Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is off the injury report and will play Sunday. His first game back from a hamstring injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 8, 2023
Take flight 1️⃣8️⃣ ✈️ pic.twitter.com/FG5lSc5mAX— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 8, 2023
Justin Jefferson Off Injured List
This has been a very unusual season for the Vikings. After seemingly having all the luck in the world during an impressive run into the playoffs as the NFC North champions in 2022, this season has been nearly the opposite.
However, one of the most influential pieces of tough luck for the team this season is the fact that they have been without All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson since Week 5. While they have been far from impressive, Kevin O’Connell has been able to keep the Vikings competitive with journeyman QB Joshua Dobbs under center.
Minnesota Vikings vs Las Vegas Raiders – Week 14
Minnesota owns a 6-6 record entering Week 14 and it looks like they finally got some good luck as they pursue one of the NFC’s final Wild Card positions.
Following some impressive performances after being traded to the team, quarterback Joshua Dobbs has started to struggle as the leader of the offense over the last two weeks. He had a nightmare outing two Monday nights ago, throwing four interceptions in a loss at home to the Chicago Bears.
- Justin Jefferson stats (2023): 5 games, 36 catches, 571 yards, 3 touchdowns
Getting, arguably, the best wide receiver in the game back this weekend will be a massive boost for the offense and their playoff chances.