Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith and tight end Kyle Rudolph
each exited yesterday’s game against the Chicago Bears with concussion-like
symptoms, reports Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith and tight Kyle
Rudolph each left Sunday's game against the Bears with concussion
Smith’s injury occurred while he knocked Bears wide receiver
Earl Bennett out of bounds on a play early in the third quarter. He was
initially questionable to return but the Vikings later confirmed that he would
be sidelined for the remainder of the contest.
Smith was able to leave the field under his own power and
appeared to be flexing his neck on the bench before he was taken to the locker
room for further evaluation, according to Pelissero.
It wasn’t apparent on which play Rudolph was injured, but
the tight end left the game in the fourth quarter and was also taken to the
locker room for evaluation. Coach Leslie Frasier said more would be known
regarding the player’s conditions early this week.
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