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Cam Dantzler to Travel Home with Vikings After Neck Injury


Vikings rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler "is doing better" and will travel back to Minnesota with the team after suffering a scary injury in Sunday's 28-22 Vikings victory.

The Vikings lost Dantzler late in the first quarter after the rookie suffered a neck injury and had to leave the field on a stretcher.

Dantzler underwent an X-ray at Lambeau Field and was also evaluated for a concussion. He was transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. Dantzler had full movement of his body, the team announced.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer offered an update on the third-round pick after the game.

"Cam is doing better," Zimmer said. "He went to the hospital and was evaluated for a concussion.

"They're bringing him back [to the stadium] now, and he should head back with us tonight," Zimmer added.

Dantzler's teammates spoke about his status after the game.

"First off, I'm relieved to hear that Cam Dantzler is doing OK," said quarterback Kirk Cousins. "Coming out of that serious situation, you never know how serious it is, so glad to hear that."

Added linebacker Eric Kendricks: "As he was leaving the field, he kind of started wiggling a little bit. He was looking at us, talking to us a little bit. It was a good sign."

Quarterback Kirk Cousins opened his session by saying he was relieved to hear that Dantzler was doing OK.

"Coming out of that scary situation, you never know how serious it is, so glad to hear that," Cousins said.

Wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Tajaé Sharpe also offered their support for Dantzler on social media.