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Vikings rookie CB Andrew Booth Jr. placed on injured reserve

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings placed rookie cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season after a knee injury required surgery.

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, his sources say Booth Jr. underwent surgery Monday.

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Booth Jr. was selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft and has dealt with some injuries during his rookie season. He had limited time on the field, and was hurt in his first start in the team's abysmal showing against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.

The loss of Booth Jr. only adds to the depth issues the cornerback position has faced over the last month.   

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Starting cornerback Cam Dantzler Jr. was placed on injured reserve and the earliest he can potentially play is Dec. 11, when the Vikings go on the road to face the Detroit Lions. 

Pelissero reports that head coach Kevin O'Connell is hopeful Dantzler will come off the IR soon. 

Rookie cornerback and fourth-round pick Akayleb Evan got the start over Booth Jr. against the Buffalo Bills, but suffered a concussion during the game. He's been limited in practice, but could come back for the team's next game against the New York Jets.

Duke Shelley, who recently joined the team from the Chicago Bears, was the starting outside cornerback opposite of veteran Patrick Peterson in the team's win over the New England Patriots on Thursday. 

Chandon Sullivan continues to hold down the nickel cornerback position. 

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