Austin Schlottmann will not return in Week 17 game vs. Packers

It didn’t take very long for the Minnesota Vikings to suffer their first injury of the game against the Green Bay Packers. Within minutes of Schlottman getting carted off the field with an ankle injury, he was downgraded to out and will not return.

After safety Josh Metellus blocked a punt after the Packers first drive, backup center Austin Schlottmann injured his ankle on the second play of the drive when Dalvin Cook ran up the middle for no gain.

With Schlottmann out and Garrett Bradbury not in uniform, that leaves third string center Chris Reed as the center for the rest of the game. On his third snap, he botched it but Cook saved it with a short run to set up a third and short.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire