Minnesota Vikings Corner to Undergo Surgery

The Minnesota Vikings are sitting pretty in the AFC North with their impressive 9-2 record, but their season has not been completely without strife. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, rookie cornerback Andrew Booth is set to undergo surgery on Monday that may cost him the remainder of the season. Booth injured his knee during his first professional start, a 40-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The uncertainty on the timeline of his return speaks to the delicate nature of the injury. He had already missed five games earlier this season with a nagging quad injury.

Despite their excellent record, the Vikings have their weaknesses, particularly on defense. They've allowed the most passing yards in the league and the second-most net yards per passing attempt. Booth carries his share of the blame for those struggles, allowing a 108.0 passer rating on throws in his direction, but his absence will stretch the Vikings' depth chart near its breaking point.

Booth joined the Viking as their 42nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft after three years with Clemson. The star cornerback nabbed five interceptions in 25 appearances with the Tigers.
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