Vikings G Herrera won’t play vs. Packers

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says starting right guard

Anthony Herrera will not play on Monday night against the Green Bay

Packers because of a ligament injury in his left knee.

Herrera missed the Vikings’ previous game against Carolina as

well. They had a bye last week and Frazier was hopeful Herrera

would be able to return to the practice field this week to test it

out. But the coach says the knee injury has not progressed enough

to do that yet.

Frazier says he is hopeful that Herrera, who has an injured

ligament, will be able to practice next week. Frazier says the team

does not view the situation as a long-term injury.

Joe Berger will start in Herrera’s place for the second straight

game.