Minnesota Vikings Tackle Misses Practice

The Minnesota Vikings could be without their superstar left tackle for at least another week. Offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw missed practice Wednesday with concussion symptoms. Darrisaw missed the Vikings' Week 12 33-26 win against the New England Patriots with a concussion suffered in a Week 11 40-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He has started ten games for the Vikings this year, earning an elite 90.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts.

Darrisaw is one of the Vikings' most valuable players and another absence this week could loom large. The Vikings play the 7-4 New York Jets and their fourth-ranked scoring defense on Sunday. The Vikings offense played well without Darrisaw against the Patriots, but they were a disaster when Darrisaw first suffered his concussion against the Cowboys: his team totalled 183 yards and quarterback Kirk Cousins absorbed seven sacks.

Darrisaw initially joined the Vikings as their 23rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He immediately slotted in as a solid starter when available at the all-important left tackle position, earning a 71.9 overall grade from PFF across his 12 appearances. He has grown into one of the league's very best offensive linemen in his second year, earning PFF's second-highest overall grade among all tackles.

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