MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, the former 30th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, has suffered a broken neck vertebra, according to multiple reports.
“He should be good to go. I mean, it will heal,” head coach Mike Zimmer said when discussing the status of his defensive back in an end of year news conference on Monday.READ MORE: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver County School Board Meeting
Coach Zimmer expects Hughes to be ready to train in the Vikings’ offseason program this spring, according to the Star Tribune.READ MORE: Weeks After Deadline, Still No Deal For Frontline Worker Pay
Hughes played in 14 games last year, starting three, and notching an interception. He also returned 14 kickoffs for a total of 104 years, however, he has a history of injuries.MORE NEWS: 'Our Presence Is Showing Our Love': On The Streets Of Minneapolis With Violence Interrupters
He tore his left ACL during his rookie season, prematurely ending his rookie campaign after just six games.