John Carlson suffers sprained MCL

The Minnesota Vikings mad a move to upgrade their roster at tight end this offseason with a splash signing of John Carlson.

Now, they’ll have to hope he isn’t out long as the veteran suffered a sprained MCL during practice today, according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Carlson was on the ground for a while before limping away to the training room.

There is good news.

You don't have to have any surgery. It heals by itself,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. “It's a little bit more of a pain-tolerance thing and how he feels.”

So, plan on Carlson being back before the season begins. Meanwhile, it creates an opportunity for more work for Kyle Rudolph.

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