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Clipped from the AP / yahoo sports article:
Vikings running back Michael Bennett will miss one to three weeks after
spraining his right knee in Friday's exhibition win over San Francisco.
Bennett, injured in the third quarter on a low hit by 49ers safety Erik
Totten, underwent an MRI exam Saturday that revealed more damage than
originally diagnosed. He won't play in Thursday's preseason finale at
Seattle and is questionable for Minnesota's season opener Sept. 12
"He might be a little iffy for the opener," Vikings coach Mike Tice
Short-yardage specialist Moe Williams will start in Bennett's place
Thursday, and would start against Dallas if Bennett isn't ready. Rookie
Mewelde Moore and Larry Ned also will see action.
Onterrio Smith, Bennett's top backup, likely will miss the first four
games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse
Foot and ankle injures limited Bennett to just eight games last season.
finished with 90 carries for 447 yards and one touchdown, a significant
drop-off from his numbers in 2002, when he made his first Pro Bowl.
Left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who also injured his right knee on the
play as Bennett, has a mild sprain. He will sit out Thursday as a
precaution, but should be ready for the regular season.
Adam Haayer will start at left tackle Thursday.
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We'll stay on this for you. Don't panic. RBs are always a focus and we
projected as our #11 RB with 1,219 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs with
352 receiving yards and 1 rushing TD. Moe Williams would be the guy to
benefit most if Bennett can't go with Onterrio Smith likely out.
Moore is also a guy to watch. Moore is a 4th round pick out of Tulane
year. He's 5' 10" and 205 and is a nice all around player. He's an
excellent receiver. We'll be watching this one closely for you. At this
point, there's no reason to believe it's anything more than an injury
has him "iffy" for week 1.