The Minnesota Vikings and Andrew Booth dodged a bullet on Saturday when the rookie cornerback remaining a preseason game as opposed to the San Francisco 49ers.
Head coach Kevin O’Connell indicated following the activity that Booth’s injury was minor and reaffirmed this kind of on Monday when he reported Booth is “a very little bit a lot more than working day-to-day” with the ankle tweak.
Booth, a product or service of the Vikings draft-night time trade with the Inexperienced Bay Packers and stick to-up offer with the Indianapolis Colts, was chosen by Minnesota in Round 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft. He dazzled early at Vikings schooling camp, hoping to snag a beginning corner occupation from Cameron Dantzler.
Since then, Booth has appeared extra like a rookie cornerback, going through up-and-downs while even now sustaining a good trajectory. He had a forgettable first preseason recreation versus the Las Vegas Raiders but started to rebound vs . the 49ers.
Vikings admirers held their breath when Booth was hobbled more than the weekend — and for good purpose. Booth fell to the 2nd Round of April’s draft mainly because of personal injury fears. Through the direct-up to the draft, he was recovering from a sports hernia injury and didn’t get on the industry for the Vikings until eventually coaching camp. So, few his history of injuries with Vikings fans’ inherent cynicism, and some assumed Booth could be missing for an extended interval.
But, fortunately for Booth, the damage seems to be a “normal” one not necessitating a extended absence. O’Connell also said he expects Booth ready for Week 1 towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers, a line he’s made use of for limited end Irv Smith. The Vikings skipper also reiterated his belief that Smith will be back, also, for 7 days 1.
Kris Boyd (CB), Dan Chisena (WR), and Harrison Phillips (DT) were also held out of observe.
Booth coaxed 49ers wide receiver Malik Turner into a 15-garden penalty on Saturday right before leaving with the ankle harm.
The Vikings vacation to Denver this weekend for the final preseason match of 2022.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Outlined guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).