The Minnesota Vikings have been finding healthy in excess of the past 7 days, but it appears they will be without the need of a single of their major rotational move rushers this 7 days. D.J. Wonnum has been battling an ailment in the course of the 7 days, and he officially has been outlined 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 explained as a “bug”. The third-year participant did not observe on possibly Thursday or Friday because of the illness and went into the weekend detailed as questionable.
Wonnum has sneakily been a very essential player for the Vikings protection in excess of the earlier pair seasons. Previous year, he led the crew in total sacks with 8., and now in 2022, Wonnum ranks 2nd on the squad with 2.5. He ranks just in advance of Danielle Hunter who has two and sits powering Za’Darius Smith with 3.5.
That stated, immediately after starting up the year with sacks in every single of the to start with two online games, Wonnum has recorded just .5 sacks over the program of the previous a few. That 50 percent-sack basically arrived last weekend versus the Chicago Bears.
With seventh-spherical rookie QB Skylar Thompson building his initial job commence for the Miami Dolphins, it will be extremely significant for the Vikings to set ongoing tension on the younger QB.
The New York Jets did an fantastic of making Thompson awkward when he came into the recreation in reduction of Teddy Bridgewater, who remaining with a concussion. Thompson completed the working day with just 166 yards passing, zero touchdowns, and two turnovers (1 interception, 1 shed fumble) as the Jets won, 40-17.
As a response to Wonnum being out, Minnesota activated TE Jacob Hollister. The only other participant detailed as questionable heading into the match is RB Alexander Mattison, but he is expected to enjoy. The Dolphins and Vikings kick off at 12 PM CST on Sunday.
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