Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was slow to get up after he was dragged down on his 42-yard kickoff return in the third quarter and sustained knee and ankle injuries on the play.
But Patterson said he thought he'd be fine and added he didn't want to give up kickoff-return duties because of the injury risk.
"Of course it's always risk-reward every time you get back there on a kickoff return," Patterson said. "But it's my job. Being back there, I have to take full advantage of it."
Patterson was able to return to the game. Outside of a few games this season, Patterson hasn't been much of a fantasy factor, and we had a news story this week where head coach Mike Zimmer said it may take a while until Patterson gets it. Patterson continues to struggle with route running.