Vikings notebook: Elling will miss remainder of season
November 9, 2004 VNOT1109
Elling will miss remainder of season
INDIANAPOLIS -- Vikings kickoff specialist Aaron Elling will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 31-28 loss to Indianapolis on Monday night.
Elling suffered the injury after tackling Colts returner Dominic Rhodes along the left sideline to stop a 44-yard return.
Elling, who was released as the Vikings' placekicker in training camp but returned in Week 2 as a kickoff specialist, had been excelling in his new role on kickoffs, but he will be placed on injured reserve today.
The Vikings almost certainly will sign a kickoff specialist to replace him in time for Sunday's game at Green Bay.
Kevin Seifert, Jerry Zgoda and Patrick Reusse contributed to this notebook.
Right when the specail teams coverage was clicking the injuries hit again. I thought elling was doin a pretty good job of kicking lately. So where do we go from here, who's gonna do kick offs.