First team practices without Remmers begin | KFAN 100.3 FM

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The lingering concern after Tuesday's training camp practice was the injury status of Minnesota Vikings starting offensive lineman/right guard Mike Remmers, who injured his left ankle during Tuesday’s practice, walked off under his own power, but was seen wearing a walking boot exiting the trainer’s room later that day.

Today, Remmers missed the first of what will be a few practices at least.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin reported Wednesday there's no concern he'll miss any games that count but that he could be out "a week, maybe more".

Surely the team will give him the rest he requires throughout camp so as to not to further reaggravate the injury.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn’t obligated to talk about Remmers’ injury status or any other player for that matter during training camp—when there aren’t injury reports—but teams sometimes will (ex. Washington’s wide receiver Josh Doctson was injured in Wednesday’s practice, the team announced they’d give an update on his condition the next day).

Remmers is in the midst of his prime and is counted on as a big part of the Vikings offensive line for his pure quality of play and versatility. He has played both tackle spots and right guard in his career, and surely will line up with the first-team offense on the right side of the offensive line whenever healthy in 2018.

Remmers’ injury occurred during the team’s goal-line drills Tuesday. Danny Isidora replaced him immediately afterward at right guard.

Isidora, a fifth-round draft pick in 2017, started one game as a rookie while playing in seven.

This came during Remmers' missed time in 2017, when the 29-year-old missed Weeks 12-14 with a concussion, and Weeks 15-16 with a back injury. He returned however to play in both the NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game and NFC Championship.

Remmers has mostly been an iron man since rising to an NFL starter with the Carolina Panthers in the last five weeks of the 2014 season—starting 37 of 37 possible games from that point to the end of the 2016 season before joining Minnesota for 2017.

Other news and notes

Linebacker Anthony Barr didn't take any snaps in practice today; didn't comment on why that was the case afterwards when speaking to the media.

Right tackle Rashod Hill was limited in practice today after missing time earlier in camp practices with an illness.

Linebacker Kentrell Brothers missed practice today (undisclosed reason).

Wide receiver Stacy Coley, who was dealing with a groin injury, returned to practice today.

Center Pat Elflein is on the active PUP list but missed practice again today, though continued to do individual work on the sideline.

Wide receivers Tavarres King and Chad Beebe both exited practice late with injuries. King sustained a left leg injury after coming up lame from a catch-and-run along the sideline, while Beebe left with

Joe Perovich is an on-air announcer and writer at KFAN, and can be reached on Twitter (@JoePerovich) or by email (JoePerovich@iheartmedia.com)

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