Minnesota Vikings’ runningback Chester Taylor was carted off the practice field this morning after apparently injuring his arm/shoulder.
Taylor was hit hard after catching a pass and seemed to be in pain after the collision.
The injury bug, which plagued wide receivers in training camp last season, seems to be striking the runningback position this year. In addition to Taylor, Atlanta’s Warrick Dunn (back) and San Francisco’s Frank Gore (hand) both are sidelined at least four weeks due to injury.
UPDATE: Taylor’s injury does not appear to be as serious as first thought.
The extent of the injury is unknown, but this does damage to Taylor’s draft stock. On the flip side, Vikings rookie runningback Adrian Peterson may get to step into the starting role a little sooner than expected.