TJ Hockenson, DJ Wonnum Officially Out for Season; Jordan Addison Day-to Day

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The Minnesota Vikings had a rough Christmas Eve. Not only did they lose their week 16 game, along with the NFC North division crown, to the Detroit Lions; but they had yet another difficult day on the injury front, too.

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At one point or another, they lost starters on both sides of the football. Tight end TJ Hockenson went out with a knee injury, pass rusher DJ Wonnum a quad injury and wide receiver Jordan Addison hurt his ankle. None of the three returned, after leaving the contest. Cornerback Mecki Blackmon was also in and out with a shoulder injury.

TJ Hockenson out for season with ACL tear

Late Sunday night, Dustin Baker ( reported that Hockenson had a torn ACL, possibly more ligament damage too. That report was verified on Tuesday afternoon by head coach Kevin O’Connell, who confirmed that Hockenson’s ACL and MCL are both torn.

DJ Wonnum’s season done too, Jordan Addison is day-to-day

Ian Rapoport ( got the early injury updates on Wonnum, reporting early on that he had a torn quadricep. KOC confirmed that report on Tuesday, as well. Rapoport had reported that Jordan Addison’s ankle injury was a week to week thing, but he must be feeling better. O’Connell said he is more day-to-day than he is week to week, at this point.

Minnesota Vikings injuries becoming an overwhelming problem

At this rate, you have to wonder who will be left standing from the original Minnesota Vikings starting lineup from week 1. It’s difficult to criticize the coaching staff all that much for this team’s recent struggles, given what talent they have left to work with.

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The Vikings have already used four starting quarterbacks this season, and after Nick Mullens threw four more interceptions on Christmas Eve, confirmed a report from Tuesday morning that they are indeed considering a QB change yet again, back to 5th-round rookie, Jaren Hall. Is that the right thing to do? I have no idea and it doesn’t seem like Kevin O’Connell does either.

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