The Minnesota Vikings have a long list of injured starters and not much time before their next game.

With tight end Kyle Rudolph expected to miss four to six weeks because of a broken left foot, coach Leslie Frazier said right tackle Phil Loadholt will miss Thursday's game against Washington due to a concussion. Loadholt has not missed a game since his rookie year in 2009.

Nose tackles Letroy Guion and Fred Evans didn't practice on Tuesday. Neither did left guard Charlie Johnson or safety Jamarca Sanford. Johnson appeared on the injury report this week because of an elbow problem, and Sanford sat out two of the last five games due to a groin injury.


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