Vikings’ Jefferson Confirms He Won’t Play Until Full Recovery

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson in 2021
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson in 2021. Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12632165bc)

The Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson confirmed that he will not be returning to action until he is fully recovered from his right hamstring injury. This echoes the stance of the Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell, who claimed that it would be “a little aggressive” to play Jefferson in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

“The hamstring is a difficult injury just because it lingers and it comes back from time to time if you don’t put the right treatment into it,” Jefferson explained in what was his first public statement since October 8. I don’t want to go out there at 80 or 90 percent and have the chance of hurting it again.”

Injured due to slipping on the slit-film artificial turf at U.S. Bank Stadium, Jefferson’s earliest return date would be on November 19, when the Vikings travel to face the Denver Broncos. The deadline for Jefferson to be added to the active roster is November 29, when the Vikings have a bye week.

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