Vikings to place Justin Jefferson on IR; expected to miss matchup vs. 49ers
Oct 10, 2023, 9:19 AM
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Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson is expected to miss at least the next four games because of a hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero, the 24-year-old star is expected to land on the team’s injured reserve list Tuesday.
Vikings plan to place WR Justin Jefferson on injured reserve due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday, as @TomPelissero reported.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2023
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Among the next four games for the Minnesota Vikings include a Monday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Jefferson has faced off against the Red & Gold only once in his young career. In 2021, the 49ers held Justin Jefferson to four receptions for 83 yards in a 34-26 win.
By the conclusion of Week 5, the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2022 has hauled in 36 receptions for 571 yards and three touchdowns. Last season, Jefferson caught 128 receptions for 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns.
Before the 49ers travel to Minneapolis to face the Vikings, they travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in Week 6.