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 has been sidelined on injured reserve since Week 5, emphasized that his health is more important than fantasy football managers’ desires for him to play.
Despite being eligible to practice as of November 8, the Vikings’ coach, Kevin O’Connell, may choose to keep Jefferson sidelined for the upcoming Monday night game against the Chicago Bears to take advantage of the ensuing bye week. O’Connell explained that the team wants to ensure that Jefferson is fully recovered and ready to play in the upcoming games after the bye week.
The Vikings are currently performing well in the current season, and O’Connell emphasized that Jefferson’s long-term career with the team is a top priority. However, 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.