Elflein will start at center in Thursday's game against the Rams.
Elflein was activated for Week 3's game against the Bills but did not start. Now, he'll make his return as the starting center, which will send Brett Jones back to the bench.
Elflein (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Elflein has been sidelined for the first two games of the regular season but appears to be progressing well in his recovery. It remains to be seen whether Elflein will be healthy enough to suit up against Buffalo on Sunday, and if he remains sidelined, Minnesota will again rely on Danny Isadora as its starting center.
Elflein (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Despite being taken off the PUP list, Elflein was never expected to be ready for Week 1. Elflein should be considered week-to-week for now, as the Vikings are optimistic that he will be able to return in the early portion of the regular season.
Elflein (ankle) is not expected to be ready for the season opener, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Elflein has been progressing steadily but it doesn't appear like he'll be ready before the regular season opener given the fact that he hasn't practiced with the team since January. The Vikings remain optimistic that the center will be ready at some point not too long after Week 1, however.
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