Exum Expected to Miss 2-3 Weeks

Vikings safety Antone Exum Jr. will reportedly miss at least the next two weeks due to a rib fracture and another injury to his AC joint. The injuries occurred during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, but it is unsure when exactly the injuries were suffered.

Speculation is that Exum was injured in the second quarter after a violent hit on Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett. The play resulted in Exum drawing a 14 yard penalty for unnecessary roughness which helped lead Seattle to its second touchdown of the game.

The injuries did not prevent Exum from playing 66 of Minnesota’s 67 defensive snaps. But now he will not play any snaps on defense for at least two weeks.

With Exum out, the Vikings are down to three safeties on their active roster (Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Robert Blanton). Minnesota does have a safety on their current practice squad in rookie Anthony Harris.

It would not come as a shock if Harris were to be promoted to the active roster before Thursday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. With Smith, Sendejo, and Blanton all nursing injuries, Harris could provide some much needed depth and maybe even a spark on defense if he were to see the field.

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Adam Patrick

Adam has been rooting for the Vikings ever since he saw Randall Cunningham win NFC Special Teams Player of the week in 1997. Since his career sports highlights include 3rd place at 5th Grade Golf Camp and catching a ball during a soccer game (he was not playing goalie), Adam turned to writing. He considers himself a 'Vikings Realist' as he does not shy away from criticizing the purple and gold if necessary. He will not always write about the popular topics, but his goal is to provide readers with content they cannot find anywhere else. Follow him on Twitter @Str8_Cash_Homey

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  1. Anthony Harris. And Lowdermilk, Lowdermilk is there as well Adam.
    Seems like I remember some people around here were pretty high on Harris.

    1. Lowdermilk is listed as a DB on the Vikings roster, so that’s why I did not list him as a safety along with Harris.

  2. Two things I got from the Seattle game: Exum can’t tackle, Exum can’t cover. Forget the koolaid, now we know why he couldn’t beat out Sendajo or Blanton.

    1. he did ok in the one game. Can’t really evaluate his play when he’s got a hurt rib and shoulder.

    1. Haha…hey Adam, not trying to start anything, but that ain’t the practice squad….Griffen is on that one. When I looked the other day it had them both listed as DB’s. No joke.