Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that the injury suffered by Xavier Rhodes isn't a concern.
According to Chris Tomasson of St. Paul Pioneer Press, Zimmer stated that the TV doctor's reports were “erroneous.” This is in reference to former NFL team doctor, David Chao because he posted on Twitter that Rhodes' recent injury could derail his season.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says CB Xavier Rhodes injury is "very mild" and what was reported "by the TV doctor" was "erroneous.''
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) November 26, 2018
The Vikings cornerback hurt his hamstring, Sunday night while he covered Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in their 24-17 win. Rhodes recorded five total tackles in that game before exiting early.
An MRI was conducted, Monday and the results stated that the injury is “mild.” The Vikings would surely miss the two-time Pro Bowler's presence in case he sits down for the remainder of the season.
Next week they'll take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which is one of the toughest tasks for the 6-4-1 team. They just ascended into the playoff picture with their Sunday night win and are looking to defend their Wild Card spot.
Currently, there are a lot of teams vying for the said spot in the NFC. The Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys have 6-5 records, not far behind them. As the road gets tougher, the services of Rhodes will be needed by the team's defense in case they aim to defend their spot.
The sixth-year man has played for 85 games, recording 299 tackles, 66 passes defended and 10 interceptions for the Vikings. Rhodes shined brightly the most in 2016 after he recorded five picks, 11 passes defended and 52 tackles.