Sprained ankles are keeping four players out of the first practice of Week 1 of the regular season.
Rookie receiver Jarius Wright, linebacker Marvin Mitchell, safety Andrew Sendejo and cornerback Marcus Sherels were sidelined during the Monday, Sept. 3, session.
Good thing for the Vikings, all four are backups at their respective offensive or defensive positions. But punt return duties could get tricky since Sherels and Wright are the primary options there, inserting cornerback Josh Robinson into the punt return mix early in practice.
Wright’s and Mitchell’s injuries are considered minor, while the severity of Sherels’ and Sendejo’s injuries is uncertain.