Vikings Fans Question Justin Jefferson’s Injury After leaked Insider Update

Vikings fans question Justin Jefferson’s injury after insider update

 

One day after the Minnesota Vikings placed Justin Jefferson on the injured reserve list, the all-star player’s injury status was called into question after he was seen jogging around the Minnesota Vikings’ team facility.

On Thursday, October 12, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert noted that Jefferson was “jogging around the Vikings locker room” while dealing with a hamstring strain.

“And his jog is my sprint,” Seifert added. “I look pretty sharp. So ends my rehabilitation program for the day.

Justin Jefferson just ran into the Vikings locker room. And his jog is my sprint. He looks quite sharp. So ends my rehabilitation program for today.

 

Seifert’s report went viral on X (formerly Twitter) as fans and experts speculated about the severity of Jefferson’s injury and the reasoning behind the IR placement.

 

Immediately after Seifert’s post went live, fans were upset that the placement on injured reserve was a hasty decision since Jefferson could not return to the active roster until Week 11 at the earliest. and was running faster than Seifert could sprint. Jefferson is widely praised as a highly competitive and team player.

Kevin O’Connell said in the days before Jefferson was placed on the injured reserve list that protecting Jefferson from himself, allowing him to play through the injury, was one of the considerations during which time he lost value.

Some fans saw the decision as a business decision to protect Jefferson’s long-term health and a way to beat the Vikings with a 1-4 record.

 

“It doesn’t make me feel any better that he’s playing,” one fan replied. “It appears that putting him on IR was a business decision on both sides.”

It doesn’t make me feel any better when he plays football. It appears that putting him on IR was a business decision on both sides.

 

“Sure, JJ is a superhero like every other NFL superstar, but jogging on his hamstring after just 2 days of treatment shows that at worst it is a serious hamstring injury – grade 1 hamstring. Usually, it takes 2 to 4 weeks to recover. 8-10 for a big star with a playoff chance is almost nonexistent (this season),” another fan posted.

Sure, JJ is a superhero like any other NFL superstar, but jogging on his hamstring after just 2 days of treatment would indicate a serious hamstring injury that’s grade 1 at worst. It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to recover.

Some fans realized that without knowing the full details of Jefferson’s injury, any injury diagnosis on social media had about the same credibility as an armchair quarterback.

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