The Vikings secondary took a few blows in Sunday’s 34-6 victory over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.
Cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes (groin) and Josh Robinson (leg) were sidelined during the game along with defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (shoulder).
Rhodes was replaced by rookie cornerback Jabari Price with 11:40 left in the third quarter on the final two plays of the first drive in the second half. Rhodes attempted to return to the game on the next defensive series but went back to the sidelines after three plays and replaced by Robinson.
Rhodes paced back and forth along the Vikings sideline in attempt to walk it off but never returned to the game. Rhodes dealt with injury issues during his rookie season last year playing just 13 games but head coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t think this will be a long-term issue.
“They said they don’t think it’s too bad,” Zimmer said.
Robinson and Floyd both went down late in the fourth quarter on the final defensive series. Robinson deflected a deep pass intended to wide receiver Kenny Britt and grabbed his right leg after the play and limped over the sideline. Price and Marcus Sherels finished the game at cornerback. Zimmer didn’t mention Robinson as part of his injury report after the game.
Floyd left the game four plays later injuring his shoulder on an eight yard gain by running back Benny Cunningham.
“It was unfortunate especially at that time in the ballgame, but we’ll see how they go,” Zimmer said.