Injury updates on Laquon Treadwell, Riley Rieff

Treadwell claims he didn't suffer his injury during a training camp fight with Antone Exum.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

After battling injuries during college at Ole Miss, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was hoping to have a healthier start to his career in the NFL. 

That hasn't been the case. 

After missing significant time with injuries as a rookie, Treadwell's second season is off to a rough start now that he's dealing with a hamstring injury. 

Treadwell got into a fight with safety Antone Exum Jr. during training camp practice on Monday and after a day off Tuesday he was missing from Wednesday's afternoon practice. But Treadwell claims he suffered the injury running routes, not fighting with Exum. 

Regardless of how it happened, the injury isn't serious and he could be back on the practice field Friday. 

Treadwell had just one catch last season after being picked in the first round of the draft by the Vikings. He's reportedly shown a lot of growth already this season. 

"I think he's come a long way just from what I've seen from when I got here to this point this year," quarterback Sam Bradford said this week, according to ESPN. "Obviously, he's big. He's physical. He's got strong hands. It seems like he does a really good job at making contested catches when he has the opportunity. It's nice to have a guy like that to put in the back side and know you can throw it into some tight windows, and know he can come down with it."

As for offensive tackle Riley Rieff, he's been hampered by a bad back and is expected to resume practicing any day now. 

Next Up

Andrew Thomas booking photo

8 years in prison for man charged with shooting at National Guard

He was accused of firing multiple shots at soldiers patrolling Minneapolis.

Facebook - semi crash july 30 2021 Hwy 212 - Chaska Police Department

'Large crash' involving semi-truck on Highway 212 in Chaska

Police are warning motorists about long delays.

Fairmont Raceway

Fairmont Raceway admits 'bad mistake,' announcer on leave after racist comments

The raceway promoter initially backed Len Oelke, but has now apologized.

Smoke and haze Minneapolis

Air quality still bad on Friday as wildfire smoke continues to blanket MN

The smoky haze will continue till at least Friday afternoon.

Pool

Maple Grove man defrauded PPP of $1.7M, used some to install pool

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.

Ricky Rubio

Report: Timberwolves trade Ricky Rubio to Cleveland

Rubio's homecoming in Minnesota lasted just one season.

Tim Walz - YouTube - Screengrab

Gov. Walz: Newly-vaccinated Minnesotans will get $100

The incentive was announced shortly after President Biden announced the initiative.

Flickr - USPS post office mail truck - Paul Sableman

Man who attacked Oakdale postal worker gets 18 months in prison

He was accused of hopping over the counter and repeatedly punching the employee.

Wikimedia COmmons - Sierra store - Steve Morgan

Off-price retail store Sierra will open a St. Cloud location

It is the brand's first Minnesota store outside the Twin Cities.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver in crash that killed Motzko, Schundeman released from custody

Authorities say he was driving during the crash that killed Sam Schuneman and Mack Motzko.

Dentist

Dental practice fired manager because she was too old, investigation finds

The business has agreed to a $54,000 settlement with the employee.

Related

Laquon Treadwell is motivated to avoid being labeled a bust

It was a rookie season to forget for Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.

Laquon Treadwell is motivated to avoid being labeled a bust

It was a rookie season to forget for Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.

Laquon Treadwell: 'I ain't gotta prove nobody wrong'

Treadwell took a subtle jab at Case Keenum during his media session.

Laquon Treadwell

Next stop for Laquon Treadwell is with the Atlanta Falcons

Treadwell leaves Minnesota with 701 career receiving yards and two touchdowns.

When will Laquon Treadwell get his chance with the Vikings?

The hype about first-round pick Laquon Treadwell seems like a distant memory.

When will Laquon Treadwell get his chance with the Vikings?

The hype about first-round pick Laquon Treadwell seems like a distant memory.

Vikings WR Treadwell says he's done 'relying on God-given talent'

The Vikings have high expectations for Treadwell after his disappointing rookie season.