The injury occurred on Nov. 8, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, during an overtime victory against the St. Louis Rams in Week 9. Barr has been wearing a protective cast, but he claims that his hand is now fully healed.
Barr was able to keep the severity of his injury a secret so long because it did not affect his production at all. The second-year pro is still the team’s leading tackler with 61 stops on the season (5.5 tackles per game). In a win over the Falcons this weekend, he was a real difference-maker with eight tackles (one for a loss), two forced fumbles, a sack and pass breakup.
The Vikings have one of the top defenses in the league this year, and Barr seems to be the unit’s most determined playmaker. If a broken hand can’t keep him out of the action, it’s difficult to imagine what will.