Prepare dinner is predicted to overlook at the least the following two video games — Sunday on the Detroit Lions and the next Thursday in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers — with the hope being he can return the following week for the Monday, Dec. 20, recreation on the Chicago Bears, the supply advised Schefter.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn’t disclose the character of Prepare dinner’s damage Monday and mentioned his star operating again was “day-to-day.”
“That is what they’re telling me,” Zimmer mentioned.
Prepare dinner was carted off the sphere late within the third quarter and dominated out for the rest of the sport.
He was injured after being introduced down by Niners defensive deal with Kevin Givens following a handoff. The operating again misplaced the ball within the means of being tackled and instantly grabbed for his chest together with his proper arm when he hit the bottom.
He remained down on the sphere for a number of minutes as athletic trainers tended to him. Each Vikings and Niners gamers knelt round Prepare dinner whereas he was moved onto a cart earlier than being taken off the sphere and again into the locker room for additional analysis.
Prepare dinner’s day ended with 10 carries for 39 yards and 6 receptions for 64 yards. He was changed by backup operating again Alexander Mattison, who rushed 3 times for 8 yards and caught one move for two yards after Prepare dinner left.
In different information Monday, the Viking positioned cornerback Patrick Peterson on the reserve/COVID-19 listing, placing his availability for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Lions in query.
ESPN’s Courtney Cronin contributed to this report.