By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings lost more than a primetime game Sunday after one of the team’s top defensive players suffered an injury.

According to the team, defensive end Danielle Hunter tore a pectoral muscle during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys.

On Tuesday afternoon, he was placed on the injured reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

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Hunter, 27, leads the team in sacks with six recorded over seven games. D.J. Wonnum is expected to take over the starting defensive end spot.

Hunter missed the 2020 season with a neck injury.

The Vikings are 3-4 after the loss to the Cowboys.