Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune tweeted Monday that Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been diagnosed with a fractured foot. However, initial reports following the Vikings’ loss on Sunday were that Rudolph had avoided a fracture.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said they aren’t sure what Rudolph’s timetable will be. He did say that the tight end could miss “as much as a month.”
“I think the guy just fell on his foot when he was tackling him,” Frazier said. “It’s a very significant injury for him and for our team.”
John Carlson will fill in as the starting tight end in the meantime. Rudolph was far from consistent (along with the rest of the Vikings offense), making Carlson a low-end tight end at most.
“We need to get some wins under our belt," Frazier said. "The frustration grows with each loss with everyone involved. That's human nature. We need to put some wins together starting this Thursday night.”