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Vikings looking to rookie Clemmings to step up after Loadholt's injury

T.J. Clemmings didn't have time to dwell on what might be wrong with Phil Loadholt. His veteran mentor had just limped to the sideline and coaches were barking at Clemmings to replace him. The rookie buckled up his helmet, jogged out to the huddle then took over at right tackle for the rest of Saturday night's opening series. It wasn't until the drive ended that he learned the severity of Loadholt's injury. "When I came back to the sideline and found out he wasn't able to go, I was like, 'All right, you've got to step up,' " Clemmings said Monday. With Loadholt lost for the season because of the torn left Achilles' tendon he suffered...