Minnesota Vikings place Harrison Smith on injured reserve designated to return

Vikings place Smith on IR return
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The Minnesota Vikings place safety Harrison Smith on their injured reserve designated to return list after he sustained a turf toe injury.

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that they have placed defensive back Harrison Smith on their injured reserve designated to return list.

The 24-year-old sustained a turf toe injury in his side's defeat to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and the team made the move to put him on IR return to save a roster spot in his absence.

Smith will now be out for eight weeks which will see him return to action in week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Vikings are 1-4 in their season going into week seven.

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