Minnesota Vikings’ star wide receiver Justin Jefferson has announced that he plans to return to the field once he has fully recovered from his hamstring injury. Jefferson, who sustained the injury in Week 5 and has been on injured reserve ever since, emphasized that his health is more important than fantasy football managers’ desire for him to play.
Despite being eligible to practice as of November 8, the Vikings may choose to keep Jefferson sidelined for the upcoming Monday night game against the Chicago Bears in order to take advantage of the ensuing bye week. The team’s coach, Kevin O’Connell, explained that Jefferson will not return until he is at 100% health.
O’Connell stated that the team wants to ensure that Jefferson is fully recovered and ready to play in the upcoming games after the bye week. He emphasized that Jefferson’s long-term career with the Vikings is a top priority, despite the team’s desire to perform well in the current season.
Fans’ fantasy football interests are not a consideration in Jefferson’s return timeline, as he emphasized that his health is the most important factor in determining when he will return to the field.