The Minnesota Vikings offense received a major blow as it was announced tight end Kyle Rudolph will be out for six weeks following hernia sports surgery.
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph left Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints with a groin injury, and he is expected to go through sports hernia surgery.
This injury is expected to keep the tight end out for six weeks, and the Vikings may opt to use the injured reserve with designation to return on Rudolph.
This marks a key loss in the Vikings’ receiving corps, which will be detrimental to rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s development. Bridgewater will start for the Vikings since Matt Cassel is out with a foot injury.
Here is a tweet from the official Pro Football Talk Twitter account confirming Rudolph’s injury update.
Report: Kyle Rudolph needs sports hernia surgery http://t.co/qlESKDzUit
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 22, 2014