Stefon Diggs missed practice early in the week and sent social media into a frenzy about his future status with the franchise He returned to the team 24 hours later and was absent on the final injury report released Friday, presumably meaning the receiver was good to take the field against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Well, at least we thought.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Zimmer told reporters Friday when asked if Diggs would play.
“I don’t know, we’ll see.” – Coach Zimmer on if Stefon Diggs will play Sunday
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 4, 2019
Will Stefon Diggs play Sunday?
Mike Zimmer: “I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Would he not play as punishment for skipping practice?
Zimmer: “He’s already been punished.”
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) October 4, 2019
Diggs insisted he had a cold which is why he missed practices Monday and Wednesday after the Vikings’ loss to the Chicago Bears, but the Vikings listed him as missing for a “non-football injury,” rather than illness, which only fueled speculation that there were problems within the organization.
Diggs told reporters Thursday, “I hope they let me play.”
He was also asked about rumors circulating that wanted to be traded, to which he stated “there’s truth to all rumors.”