The Minnesota Vikings hoped to have left tackle Christian Darrisaw in the lineup on Thursday night vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, and while he was active despite originally being listed as questionable, he did not play at all in the Week 2 34-28 loss. Afterwards, Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said his left tackle aggravated his preexisting ankle injury in pregame warmups, per ESPN.
Darrisaw was limited in practice all week with his ankle injury. It's possible if he aggravated the issue before the 90-minute deadline to make players inactive, he wouldn't have been made active. To make matters worse, Darrisaw's replacement, Oli Udoh, was carted off the field in the fourth quarter. Coach O'Connell says Udoh suffered a knee injury that "does not look good," per ESPN.
David Quessenberry, who was signed less than a month ago, stepped in as the third-string left tackle on Thursday night, as Minnesota's depth on the offensive front is already being tested. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was sacked two times in the loss, including a strip sack which set up an Eagles touchdown early in the third quarter.
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The Vikings now have a long week to prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers, and Darrisaw's status in next week's practice sessions will be something to monitor. Darrisaw was selected by Minnesota with the No. 23 overall pick out of Virginia Tech in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has started in 25 of 27 career games played.