“The Minnesota Vikings are expected to be without three quarterbacks, along side starter Kirk Cousins, for tonight’s apply following rookie QB Kellen Mond sorting out obvious for COVID-19, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero reported.
Cousins and Nate Stanley are high-risk stop contacts and the team goes thru contact tracing, Pelissero added.
In June, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to COVID-19 protocols for practicing camp, which outlined the numerous principles for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated players. Of mumble: Completely vaccinated other folks who own been uncovered to a person that checks obvious would possibly possibly possibly possibly also now now not be thought to be a high-risk stop contact.
Saturday’s news came quickly after the Vikings launched a press launch that read in phase “attributable to the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, more than one players would possibly possibly be held out of tonight’s apply interior TCO Stadium.”
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer later spoke to journalists, but declined to focus on explicit names in regard to the day’s developments, but did teach “that’s why folks must quiet gain vaccinated,” per the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson.
In light of the Delta variant of COVID spreading, Zimmer underscored that he believes it’s key to gain vaccinated.
“This Delta variant is aggravating and likewise probabilities are you’ll perchance possibly behold the cases going up. For the sake of everybody it’s fundamental, but some don’t behold it that ability,” Zimmer acknowledged.
Jake Browning is expected to gain all of the apply reps in Saturday’s apply, Pelissero reported.
“It is fundamental to be readily available in the event probabilities are you’ll perchance possibly well be playing soccer in a team sport,” Zimmer acknowledged of Browning being vaccinated.
Mond, a rookie from Texas A&M, change into drafted by the Vikings in the third spherical (66th overall) this 300 and sixty five days. Mond, Stanley nor Browning has ever taken an NFL traditional-season snap.