Minnesota Vikings’ star wide receiver Justin Jefferson has revealed that he plans to return to the field when he has fully recovered from his hamstring injury. Despite being eligible to practice as of November 8, Jefferson will not return until he is at 100% health, according to coach Kevin O’Connell.
The team wants to ensure that Jefferson is fully recovered and ready to play in the upcoming games after the bye week, explained O’Connell. He emphasized that Jefferson’s long-term career with the Vikings is the top priority, despite the team’s desire to perform well in the current season.
Fans’ fantasy football interests are not a consideration in Jefferson’s return timeline, as he emphasized that his health is the most important factor in determining when he will return to the field. Since sustaining the injury in Week 5, Jefferson has been sidelined on injured reserve, and his recovery has been closely monitored by both the team and medical staff.