On Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings announced that Justin Jefferson would not be returning to the team for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos. Jefferson remains on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury sustained on October 8, and the team is exercising caution regarding his return. Although Jefferson suggested that he is the ultimate decision maker on whether he is ready to return to the field, there is no news on his return date after the game against the Chicago Bears on November 27th.
The Vikings have been on a five-game winning streak since Jefferson was injured and currently sit in second place in the NFC North. Their success has also been influenced by a quarterback change, with Kirk Cousins out for the season due to an Achilles tear. The Vikings now have Josh Dobbs throwing for the team, and statistics look good so far. With or without Jefferson on the field, the Vikings are hoping to continue their winning streak and earn their position in the NFC North. After their bye week, they will face off against Detroit Lions in Weeks 16 and 18.