EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to determine what is causing the weakness and numbness in his left leg.
Simpson, who played in a limited capacity Sunday, woke up with the unexplained injury and went to the Metrodome to meet with the team. Simpson tried to play and was one of five active receivers, but ended not being able to finish. A day later, the team was still trying to figure what was causing the issue.
"We think there could possibly be something connected to the back, as well as the leg," coach Leslie Frazier said.
Simpson caught four passes for 50 yards in Week 4 after coming off a three-game suspension to open the season. He worked out for the team before Sunday's Week 5 game and was deemed available to play, but he couldn't shake the weakness in the leg. He had zero catches on three targets.
"Yeah, just woke up in the morning with numbness, some weakness," Frazier said. &quo...