Vikings Place Danielle Hunter on Injured Reserve

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Mike Zimmer was right. We now see that Danielle Hunter will not be starting this weekend, when the Minnesota Vikings open their season at home, vs the Green Bay Packers. Hunter was just placed on Injured Reserve minutes ago.



Shocker.

While disappointing, this can’t be surprising. As much as we all wanted to believe Zimmer and the rest of the team’s spin doctors, Danielle Hunter hasn’t stepped foot on the practice field yet during camp (beyond a few stretching drills). The Vikings will need Yannick Ngakoue to step up and make an immediate impact.

According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Hunter is eligible to return on October 4, meaning he will miss at least three games. Ifeadi Odenigbo will get his chance to start in week one, after all.

Courtney Cronin also tells us that Danielle Hunter won’t be on the injury report for this week, because he is going to the IR instead. She does reveal where Hunter’s mystery injury supposedly is… his neck.






Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan