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Vikings Get Bad News on Christian Darrisaw Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Minnesota Vikings got bad news regarding offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw's latest injury update.
The Minnesota Vikings got bad news regarding offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw's latest injury update. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

In an attempt to revamp the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings drafted lineman Christian Darrisaw with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The rookie underwent surgery to repair a groin injury back in January, but it looks like issue is still lingering a bit during Vikings training camp.

Christian Darrisaw Injury Update

The good news is that Darrisaw returned to practice on Thursday after missing the entire first week of action. However, no one ever wants to hear that an injury is "nagging". That is especially true for a player that is expected to fight to be named the starting left tackle..

Darrisaw remains limited during training camp and has only worked through individual drills so far. While away from the field, the 22-year-old says he is doing everything he can to prepare for the regular season.

“Even though I was missing time, I was still in my playbook. When I’m out there, I‘ve just got to show the coaches that I can do what I can do.”

Christian Darrisaw via Pioneer Press

For now, Minnesota will keep working through team drills with Rashod Hill slated as the first-team left tackle. The Vikings need all the help they can get along the offensive line after giving up a total of 39 sacks last season, which tied as the 12th-highest mark in the NFL.

Darrisaw's status in the coming weeks should give a lot of insight on whether or not his condition is improving. The Vikings currently have odds set at -106 to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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