Vikings Left Tackle Exits With Concussion

The Minnesota Vikings are in the middle of a disastrous outing against the Dallas Cowboys, and an untimely injury may be partially to blame. Left tackle Christian Darrisaw exited with a concussion and was quickly declared out for the remainder of the game. Darrisaw also suffered a concussion in the Vikings' legendary Week 10 33-30 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills but was able to get cleared in time for today's game. His absence today has coincided with an utter collapse by the Vikings' passing attack: quarterback Kirk Cousins has been sacked five times and has netted a mere 40 passing yards on 21 dropbacks midway through the third quarter.

Darrisaw joined the Vikings as their 23rd overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft and immediately slid into a crucial role with the team, starting 20 games at left tackle over the past two seasons. He is Pro Football Focus' top graded tackle through 10 weeks of the 2022 regular season. If today's effort against the Cowboys is any indication, the Vikings will desperately need him to make another quick return for next week's matchup with the New England Patriots.
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