Vikings Tight End TJ Hockenson Recovering From Knee Injury

The Minnesota Vikings continue with voluntary off-season workouts this week at team headquarters in the Twin Cities. One of the players in the weight room has been star tight end T-J Hockenson, who is recovering from a serious knee injury he suffered in a game last year on December 24th against Detroit. Hockenson, a former Hawkeye standout, says rehab has been going well on his surgically-repaired knee. He says he continues to work hard to get the knee ready to play and would not put a timetable on when he would be ready to play in a game. The Chariton, Iowa product also says he isn’t sure of the solution, but he was not totally happy with the hit he took that caused the injury. Detroit defensive back Kerby Joseph went low to make the tackle, chopping at his knee, which caused the injury. Hockenson says he doesn’t think there was intent to injure, but he would have preferred to have been tackled higher on his body.

The Vikings tight end says rehab on his knee continues

Hockenson says he was not thrilled with the hit he took from Kerby Joseph that caused the injury

Hockenson says he isn’t sure what the solution is on low hits, as the league also doesn’t want hits around the head and neck

Hockenson says both he and Rams tight end Tyler Higbee suffered similar injuries on similar low hits, both from Kerby Joseph

Hockenson says he is working hard in rehab, but isn’t sure when he will be able to do football activities again

Hockenson says things are on a great path on his road to recovery after his surgery

Hockenson says early in his rehab it wasn’t easy

Hockenson says it is good to be back at the team’s facility

Hockenson says he is ready to push forward on his recover

From a team standpoint Hockenson says it is great to see new running back Aaron Jones in the building

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell is excited about T-J Hockenson’s progress

O’Connell says he is comfortable with knowing Hockenson will be back at 100% in 2024



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