Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has been diagnosed with a broken foot a could be sidelined “as much as a month” according to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
The month estimate comes from Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, who admitted to reporters that the team isn’t sure of the exact timetable on Rudolph’s injury. It could simply be the desperately optimistic estimate of a head coach desperately trying to hang on to his job.
With Minnesota’s 2013 season clearly in the tank, rushing back one of their future stars does not make a lot of sense and it is quite possible that Rudolph could end up on season-ending injured reserve. John Carlson wil now be the starting tight end in the Vikings offense.