Vikings’ Barr is finally back; Knee injury brought ‘Down Days’ | Buffalo sport
Barr declined to speak about his specific condition, but his comments and those of trainer Mike Zimmer have indicated that it is a chronic problem associated with ailments in the joint that come and go. Nick Vigil has filled Barr’s all-down role on the strong side and will likely switch back to the weak side position to make room for Barr, but maybe not on every snapshot for now.
“When there’s a new toy, a good player, you want to ride it until the wheels fall off,” said Defensive Coordinator Andre Patterson. “But we can’t do that. We have to make sure we’re smart with him. “
Barr was a full participant of the training on Wednesday, as sure as anyone he’s back. The Vikings are 25th in the NFL allowed in yards – although 11th in allowed points – and could use the boost.
“I owe that to my team-mates more than anyone else. You have milled. They worked, “Barr said.” I couldn’t play with them for a while, so that’s my biggest motivation to be with these guys again. “
There are several question marks surrounding Barr this week, with the Vikings (1-3) desperately in need of a win against Detroit on Sunday.
Vigil didn’t train on Wednesday due to an ankle injury. Michael Pierce, who sustained an elbow injury in the previous game, did not hit the defensive either. Cornerbacks Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Dantzler said on Twitter that he was vaccinated and expected to be released soon.