Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph Might Return To Practice Next Week


Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that tight end Kyle Rudolph could return to practice next week. Rudolph fractured his foot during the November 3rd game at Dallas, he was originally projected to be out for four to six weeks.

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) breaks a tackle of Dallas Cowboys free safety Barry Church (42) and defensive back Jeff Heath (38) and runs for a touchdown in the third quarter at AT

Rudolph coming back earlier than expected is a good thing. But he is being cautioned to take it slow.

“He’s making good progress … and could very well be practicing next week, we hope,” Frazier said.

If Rudolph returns December 8th at Baltimore, he would have missed four games. But the three games he has missed, John Carlson has filled in wonderfully, he has caught 15 passes for 203 yards.

Frazier also said Monday that cornerback Josh Robinson, who suffered a fractured sternum November 17th at Seattle, could return in a “couple weeks.” Frazier said cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Joe Webb, both of whom suffered concussions in Sunday’s 26-26 tie at Green Bay, are questionable for Sunday’s home game against Chicago.