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Vikings' edge rusher Marcus Davenport could be headed for injured reserve

Davenport reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain against the Bears.
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Marcus Davenport missed all but four snaps of the first three games of the season because of an ankle injury and now there is concern that he'll miss significant time because of an ankle issue. 

According to multiple reports, there is fear that Davenport's injured left ankle could land him on injured reserve. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported late Monday that MRI results revealed a high ankle sprain, which typically keep players out of action for at least a month. 

A trip to injured reserve would force Davenport to miss the next four games against the 49ers, Packers, Falcons and Saints. Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell intimated that Davenport's injury is serious. 

"Marcus Davenport does have an ankle injury. We are still going through the evaluation here this morning and the afternoon on exactly the extent of that injury. It is definitely something we are going to have to really, really take a look at from a medical standpoint. I can update you guys on a timeline of what that looks like, but we are still working through that," O'Connell said Monday. 

Without Davenport, the Vikings will lean on D.J. Wonnum and Patrick Jones II to work as the outside linebacker opposite of Danielle Hunter. 

Davenport played just eight snaps before suffering injury in the second quarter. Wonnum got the bulk of the work after his exit and wound up leading the team with six QB pressures, including a sack and five hurries. Jones played 16 snaps and generated two hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.