The Minnesota Vikings have been obtaining healthful around the previous week, but it seems they will be without the need of just one of their major rotational go rushers this week. D.J. Wonnum has been battling an ailment throughout the 7 days, and he officially has been shown as out ahead of Sunday contest with the Miami Dolphins.
Wonnum initially appeared on the harm report on Thursday with what head coach Kevin O’Connell has described as a “bug”. The 3rd-year player did not follow on either Thursday or Friday because of the sickness and went into the weekend stated as questionable.
Wonnum has sneakily been a quite critical participant for the Vikings protection over the previous pair seasons. Last 12 months, he led the crew in overall sacks with 8., and now in 2022, Wonnum ranks 2nd on the squad with 2.5. He ranks just ahead of Danielle Hunter who has two and sits guiding Za’Darius Smith with 3.5.
That mentioned, right after starting up the season with sacks in each of the 1st two video games, Wonnum has recorded just .5 sacks around the program of the very last three. That half-sack in fact came last weekend from the Chicago Bears.
With seventh-round rookie QB Skylar Thompson producing his initial vocation start out for the Miami Dolphins, it will be very critical for the Vikings to put steady tension on the youthful QB.
The New York Jets did an fantastic of creating Thompson uncomfortable when he arrived into the sport in aid of Teddy Bridgewater, who left with a concussion. Thompson concluded the day with just 166 yards passing, zero touchdowns, and two turnovers (1 interception, 1 lost fumble) as the Jets won, 40-17.
As a response to Wonnum remaining out, Minnesota activated TE Jacob Hollister. The only other player detailed as questionable heading into the game is RB Alexander Mattison, but he is anticipated to play. The Dolphins and Vikings kick off at 12 PM CST on Sunday.
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