EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings kicker Hayden Epstein will have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Epstein, a rookie who was released by Jacksonville and signed by the Vikings on Oct. 23 to handle kickoffs, was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 20-17 victory over Miami on Saturday trying to make a tackle.
With only one game left, coach Mike Tice said the Vikings probably won't make any roster moves to replace Epstein.
Tight end Byron Chamberlain sprained his right ankle and is questionable for Minnesota's final game at Detroit next Sunday.
Cornerback Carey Scott, who bruised his thigh while on special teams, is probable for the Lions game. Wide receiver Kelly Campbell, who missed the Miami game with a sore big toe on his right foot, is questionable.
Tice also said running back Harold Morrow, a special teams player, was hospitalized Saturday with an allergic reaction that caused him to have trouble breathing. Morrow was released, but it was the second time he's had a reaction like that at the Metrodome.
"We're going to check and see if there might be something in the turf," Tice said. "Who knows what it could be?"
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