Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson said his left foot injury is healed and he will play Sunday against the Washington Redskins, Chris Tomasson of TheSt. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Patterson bruised his left foot during his final kickoff return last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wore a boot on his foot as a precaution after the game. He finished with six catches for 86 yards, both season highs.
After returning two kickoffs for touchdowns last season and making the Pro Bowl, Patterson has no return touchdowns this season and is averaging eight fewer yards per return. He has 25 catches for 299 yards and a touchdown this season. Since opening the season with 102 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 1, he has been held to just eight rushing yards.
Minnesota's offense has struggled this season since quarterback Matt Cassel was lost for the season to a broken foot. The Vikings are No. 29 in both points and total yards this season. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,053 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions in five starts this season.
Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak last week with an overtime win over the Buccaneers. The Vikings host Washington on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
- Paul Palladino