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Sport Vikings' Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley expected to return Thursday from COVID-19 list

13:31  27 october  2021
13:31  27 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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  Vikings Stock Market Report: Carolina Cardiac Attack Edition The Vikings won yet another close game Sunday afternoon, needing overtime to come away with a 34-28 win over the Carolina Panthers, balancing their record at 3-3 heading into their bye-week. This game was a bit of the best of times, and the worst of times, to quote an oft-used phrase, as the Vikings defense rendered the Carolina offense ineffective much of the game, while the Vikings offense produced nearly 500 yards and 28 points prior to overtime- against a Carolina defense that had allowed an average of 255 yards per game so far this season.

The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly responsible for the NFL's lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate among players and recently placed three quarterbacks on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

a child wearing a hat: Kirk Cousins is expected to return to practice Thursday after spending five full days on the COVID-19 list. © Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Kirk Cousins is expected to return to practice Thursday after spending five full days on the COVID-19 list.

According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, Minnesota starting signal-caller Kirk Cousins and backup Nate Stanley are expected to return to practice Thursday after spending five full days on the COVID-19 list. Both were deemed high-risk close contacts when rookie quarterback Kellen Mond tested positive for the coronavirus.

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  Ducks place Mason McTavish, Max Jones on injured reserve The Anaheim Ducks placed forwards Mason McTavish and Max Jones on the injured reserve list Tuesday night ahead of their contest against the Edmonton Oilers. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports In their place, the team has recalled forward Sonny Milano and forward Sam Carrick from the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. They’ll likely serve as healthy scratches tonight, allowing Sam Steel to draw into the lineup for the first time this season and for Derek Grant to return to the lineup.

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer would not say when Mond, who must miss at least 10 days per the league's protocols, may be back at practice.

Vikings cornerback and eight-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson has campaigned for more of his teammates to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots amid reports that only 64.5% of Minnesota players are fully vaccinated. Both Zimmer and club owner Mark Wilf have expressed concerns and frustrations over players refusing to receive one of the available and safe vaccines.

To compare, at least 27 NFL teams have reached the 85% vaccination threshold among players. The league is threatening to make teams forfeit if they can't play during a week this season because of a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated personnel, and it also said it can withhold game checks for matchups not completed due to coronavirus-related issues. Unvaccinated players can be fined $14,650 each time they violate any COVID-19 protocols.

Ducks forward Max Jones out four to six months with torn pectoral

  Ducks forward Max Jones out four to six months with torn pectoral Jones will have surgery next Wednesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to miss four-to-six months of action as a result.The Ducks now know Jones won't return to action for some time.

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