If you’re superstitious, playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings may not be for you.
Joel Stave started for the Vikings in their fourth preseason game tonight and ended the start in the locker room. They originally said it was a hand injury. However, ESPN’s Ben Gossling is reporting that it may be a lot more serious than that.
He said it looked like Stave was going through concussion testing on the sideline.
Joel Stave appears to be going through concussion testing on the sidelines. If Brad Sorensen can't finish the game, well…
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) September 2, 2016
If Stave has to miss an extended period of time, forget finding someone talented enough to start at quarterback, the Vikings are going to have a hard time filling out the position on the depth chart.
Starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury on Wednesday. A scary scene at practice turned into a nightmare for the Vikings. He tore his ACL, dislocated his knee cap and suffered structural damage.
No Stave would mean that the two quarterbacks on the rosters would be recently named starter, Shaun Hill, and Brad Sorensen who was signed this week.
Minnesota was coming off a season in which it, surprisingly, won the NFC North championship. The Vikings then hosted an NFC wild card game when they suffered some deja vu and lost to the Seattle Seahawks on a missed field goal.