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Justin Jefferson was 'yelling' and 'screaming' watching Vikings game from ambulance

Vikings star receiver will play on Saturday against the Bengals.
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After taking a big hit to the chest on Sunday at Las Vegas, Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson had to leave the game and be taken to a local hospital.

That didn’t mean he was any less invested in the outcome of the game.

Jefferson was watching the game on his phone from the ambulance and continued watching his team slug its way to a 3-0 victory over the Raiders from the emergency room of the hospital — and he was getting pretty fired up.

“I was yelling, I was screaming. The people that was really hurt, they probably was annoyed by me,” Jefferson told reporters on Wednesday. “But that was the first time I was in an ambulance and the ER, so it was definitely an experience for me that I don’t want again.”

Jefferson, who also told reporters he will play on Saturday, said he was taken to the hospital on Sunday out of precaution. As much as he wanted to play on, Jefferson said he had to be taken out of the game.

On the bright side of things, Jefferson said his hamstring felt good for the little time he was out there. It was his first game back since suffering the hamstring strain during a 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 8.

“It was perfect,” Jefferson said of his hamstring. “Just like I said, I wasn’t going to be on that field without being 100%, so hamstring was definitely 100 and feeling very, very good.”

The Vikings have to be happy about that, and the fact that the chest injury won’t keep him sidelined any longer. 

Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) warms up before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev., on Dec. 10, 2023.