Monday September 22nd, 2014

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph's MRI showed he will need surgery and that he will be out around six weeks with a groin injury, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Rudolph injured his groin in the Vikings' 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. He was listed on the Vikings injury report last week as a limited participant in practice due to an abdominal injury.

Prior to leaving the game in the fourth quarter, Rudolph caught three passes for 27 yards.

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Rudolph missed the final eight games of last season with a broken foot. 

In July, the Vikings signed the tight end to a five-year contract extension worth up to $40 million.

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