Minnesota Vikings lose three cornerbacks to Detroit Lions


EAGAN, Minnesota – The Minnesota Vikings will once again be skinny in the cornerback for their Week 9 home game against Detroit.Cameron Dantzler (concussion), Holton Hill (foot) and Mark Fields II (chest) were excluded for Sunday’s game. Dantzler suffered a neck injury late in the first quarter at Green Bay after colliding with teammate Anthony Harris’s upper thigh as he attempted to make a tackle. The recruit remained motionless on the field for several minutes before being whisked away to a rear panel and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Earlier this week, coach Mike Zimmer said Dantzler had a shot at playing against the Lions, but the third round pick did not work out from Wednesday to Friday. Neither Hill nor Fields.

Rookie corner Harrison Hand is considered questionable with a hamstring injury.

Minnesota has dealt with injuries on a weekly basis with its cornerback unit. The team put Mike Hughes on the injured reserve last week with a neck injury and had three turns at the end of the game at Green Bay due to injury.

“Yeah, that’s pretty much the status quo,” Zimmer said. “Every week is like that. But we do feel good with the guys over there. We had a good practice this week and they just need to come out and perform in the game. “


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