Vikings CB Rhodes avoids serious injury
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes escaped with a minor hamstring injury after many feared a serious injury Sunday night, coach Mike Zimmer announced Monday.
"Thankfully it's very, very mild," Zimmer said Monday. "As far as the TV doctors, their reporting is very erroneous."
The latter comment likely referred to former NFL head athletic trainer David Chao, who wrote he was worried -- based on video of the injury -- that Rhodes had his hamstring muscle pulled off his pelvis, which would have required season-ending surgery.
Instead, Rhodes appears to have a chance to play Sunday at the New England Patriots.
Rhodes has often battled cramps during his career, but he has missed a total of only three games since taking over as a full-time starter in 2014. He has one interception and six passes defensed in 10 games this season, missing Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Undrafted rookie Holton Hill took over Sunday after Rhodes went down during the Vikings' 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
--Field Level Media
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