Justin Jefferson injury update: reviewing the latest reserve list status for the Vikings’ WR

Amidst the Minnesota Vikings’ disappointing season, Justin Jefferson did not have to struggle to showcase his talents and win over fans. This led to some fans pointing fingers at their quarterback, Kirk Cousins. Unfortunately, Jefferson suffered a gruesome injury amidst this challenging season, leaving the team in a difficult situation.

As the Vikings gear up for their Week 9 showdown against the Atlanta Falcons, the latest update on Jefferson’s injury has provided some much-needed relief for fans.

Justin Jefferson’s injury update

ESPN’s Adam Schefter made the news public that the Vikings’s Pro receiver is ready to run and take his spot on the field this week. Justin Jefferson’s injury was projected to bench him for more than four weeks, so his full recovery came out as an astonishing revelation for NFL fans.

Nevertheless, the reporter made it plain that Jefferson is yet to keep in touch with his doctors and wait for the Viking’s approval to don the team’s jersey and assist the struggling team to advance for their playoff run.

“Vikings’ Pro Bowl wide receiver Justin Jefferson is eligible to come off the injured reserve this week from a hamstring injury that was expected to sideline him four to six weeks. But Jefferson still has to meet with the doctors, the team has to decide how it wants to handle Jefferson, and there currently continues to be uncertainty about his status, per sources, despite the fact that he could be activated as early as this week,” per Adam Schefter.

Justin Jefferson suffered a strained hamstring injury during the Viking’s Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, he has missed all three contests of his team.

Ja’Marr Chase wants Jefferson’s reunion at the Bengals

Prior to stepping into the NFL world, Justin, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow, and Ja’Marr Chase spent a good time at LSU together.  Though now all three of them are passing busy schedules to advance their NFL careers, the sweet memories they left at LSU will be unforgettable indeed.

Fortunately, Burrow and Chase ended up being teammates while they had to welcome Jefferson as their rival. The NFL is highly competitive, and their college-day bonds have been slowly fading, especially with the Vikings’ receiver. As a result, the Bengals’ receiver expressed his desire to play alongside Jefferson in Cincinnati.

“We could do that! I am ready,” his reply when he confronted a question about the possibility of the scenario. 

Since he isn’t expected to step aside for Justin and serve as his backup, Ja’ Marr, who is in charge of the Bengals’ receiving room, is best described as a dreamer in this regard.

Still, the Burrow-Chase team hasn’t had much luck. Do you believe the Bengals should acquire Jefferson in order to test whether the combination of Burrow and Jefferson will finally enable them to achieve their desired winning run?

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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