Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson has been sidelined since October 8th when he suffered a hamstring injury during a game against the Chiefs. Although he has been practicing on a limited basis for the past two weeks, he has been designated as questionable for the last two games and has not played. Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell has stated that Jefferson is also questionable for Monday Night Football, citing Jefferson’s strong performance in practice last week.
O’Connell stated that the team wants to approach Jefferson’s soft-tissue injury with caution, noting that the wide receiver has expressed a desire to be smart about his recovery. Jefferson himself has acknowledged that hamstring injuries can persist and reoccur, so he is intent on waiting until his leg is fully healed before returning to the field.
The Vikings have an off week in Week 13, so Week 14 may be the earliest opportunity for Jefferson to make his return. As of now, he remains on injured reserve.