Kyle Rudolph 82 | Tight End

Minnesota Vikings

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Mon. Sep 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rudolph underwent sports hernia surgery Sept. 23 and is expected to remain out of action for about six weeks. Impact: Rudolph is flying to Philadelphia on Tuesday morning to have Dr. William Meyers perform the surgery. The Vikings want to address the injury as soon as possible in hopes of getting him back for the second half of the season. (STATS, 3:04pm)
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: Rudolph will need surgery on his groin injury and will be out about six weeks, ALbert Breer of reports. Impact: Rudolph had an MRI after Sunday's game, and apparently, it showed significant damage. The Vikings don't have a clear receiving option at tight end with Rudolph out, as Rhett Ellison is more of a blocker. MarQueis Gray could now have a larger role, or Chase Ford may be called up from the practice squad as a result. The Vikings may just end up using more three- and four-receiver sets.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Rudolph sustained a groin injury and is questionable to return in Sunday's game against the Saints. Impact: Rudolph caught 3-of-5 targets for 27 yards prior to departing in the fourth quarter. If he fails to return before Sunday's game concludes, the Vikings should update his condition after the contest.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Rudolph will undergo an MRI on his groin Monday, Albert Breer of reports. Impact: The MRI should help determine the severity of the groin strain for Rudolph, who exited Sunday's game with the injury in the fourth quarter. The ailment puts his status in question for the Vikings' Week 4 matchup against the Falcons, leaving Rhett Ellison on standby to start if Rudolph is unable to go.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 21, 2014
News: Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. Impact: Rudolph had been dealing with an abdomen injury.(STATS, 11:25am)
Sep 21, 2014
News: Rudolph (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints. Impact: The abdominal injury wasn't announced until after last week's game against the Patriots, so it's probably safe to assume it wasn't an ailment that was overly problematic for Rudolph, who practiced in a limited capacity all week. He's reeled in seven passes on 12 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown through the Vikings' first two games.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Updating a previous report, Rudolph (abdomen) was listed as questionable on the Vikings web site in error, as Rudolph is actually probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans, 1500ESPN's Andrew Krammer reports. Impact: Rudolph looked likely to play all along given that he practiced in a limited capacity all week, but it's reassuring to see his status clarified as probable rather than questionable. Rudolph's owners can use him as they normally would.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Rudolph (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Impact: Rudolph practiced all week in a limited capacity, but it looks like he'll be able to play with the ailment. Luckily for Rudolph's owners, the Vikings have an early kickoff Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Rudolph (abdomen) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. Impact: Rudolph has participated in practice two consecutive days, although limited both times, so at this point he still seems likely to play Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Rudolph (abdomen) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, reports. Impact: No injury was reported for Rudolph after Sunday's game, so we can only assume the ailment is minor at this point. However, check his status in practice later this week.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Rudolph had five receptions for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to New England. He was targeted eight times. Impact: Rudolph led the team in targets and showed that he'll be a top option in the passing game. However, he'll need better quarterback play (Matt Cassel struggled with four interceptions) to become a top fantasy tight end.(RotoWire, )
Kyle Rudolph
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 6"  Wt: 259  Age: 24
Born: 11/9/1989, Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Notre Dame
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 2
(43th overall by the Vikings)
Salary: $956,343
Injury Status
No reported Injury