Mike Harris stepped in for Loadholt on Sunday, and he's expected to be Minnesota's starting right tackle for the rest of the season. This is Harris' first season with the Vikings, after going undrafted in 2012 and spending his first two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. If he starts Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, it will be the 13th start of his career.
The Vikings have already been doing without starting right guard Brandon Fusco, who suffered a torn pectoral of his own back in September.
Loadholt has two years remaining on his contract, so he will surely be back as the Vikings' starting right tackle next season. But with this injury and his ordinary play this season, a contract restructuring looks possible during the offseason.
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