He suffered a chest injury on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas and was taken to a local hospital out of precaution.
It seems as if the Vikings avoided anything serious when it comes to star receiver Justin Jefferson.
After being ruled out a chest injury on Sunday in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old Jefferson was taken to a local hospital out of precaution. He was discharged in short order and arrived back at Allegiant Stadium in time to fly home with his teammates after Vikings escaped with a 3-0 win over the Raiders.
Asked about the decision to send Jefferson to a local hospital, head coach Kevin O’Connell noted that the training staff felt it was important to rule out any possible internal complications. The door is open for Jefferson to be back on the field when the Vikings play the Bengals on Saturday in Cincinnati.
“I consider Justin day to day with a good chance to hopefully be with us playing,” O’Connell said. “He’s doing pretty well today. It’s just a matter of continuing to monitor any potential things that could arise. You know, what he’s like from standpoint of his ability to get some preparation in throughout this week, and feel comfortable and ready to go, will be determined as we go here.”
Looking back at the game between the Vikings and the Raiders, the chest injury occurred after Jefferson climbed the ladder to haul in a high throw from quarterback Josh Dobbs. He made the grab, got cracked by safety Marcus Epps, and left the field in pain before being checked out in the medical tent.