Despite telling a young fan he would play on Saturday against the Bengals, the official injury report from the Minnesota Viking.
Jefferson's chest injury was severe enough to force him out of the Vegas game, leading to a hospital visit in an ambulance as a precaution against internal injuries.
The Vikings won't have some key players on the field. Starting right tackle Brian O’Neill, running back Alexander Mattison, and wide receiver Jalen Nailor are all ruled out.
Coach Kevin O’Connell mentioned that despite being ruled out, O’Neill, Mattison, and Nailor are all moving in the right direction.
Guard Chris Reed is also uncertain for the upcoming game, as he is listed as questionable.
Left guard Dalton Risner, who had a minor ankle tweak in the Raiders game, is injury-free and will be playing on Saturday.
Jefferson's assurance to a young fan contradicts the official injury report, creating uncertainty about his availability and adding drama to the Vikings' preparations.
The absence of O’Neill, Mattison, and Nailor significantly impacts key positions like the offensive line and running back, posing challenges for the Vikings.