TORONTO -- Jimmy Vassers return to competition at Toronto was short-lived after a hard landing in one of Robby Gordons trucks sent the former champion to the hospital for X-rays. Vasser was scheduled to run both Saturday and Sunday in the Gordon-owned Speed Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks series, but only made it through two laps in Saturday mornings practice because of a rough landing. Vasser said he did exactly the opposite of the instructions Gordon gave him before practice for the series in which trucks slide through the corners and jump ramps that make the trucks sail 50 feet through the air. "Robby told me to lift off a bit before the ramp, and then power up the ramp," Vasser said. "Apparently I didnt lift enough, and I powered more than I should have. I looked out the window and I was over the fence line and it was pretty cool -- until I landed and the whole truck hit the ground, and my back went crack, crack, crack." IndyCar orthopedic specialist Dr. Terry Trammell sent the 1996 CART champion to a hospital for X-rays. Vasser said the X-rays looked fine at the hospital, but the pictures were sent back to the track for Trammell to give a second opinion. "I can barely sit. It hurts," Vasser said. "Were still waiting for Trammell to take a look at the X-rays, so I wasnt cleared to drive. But Im in no shape to drive." Vasser, who co-owns Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaans car, was using a soft padded stool to sit on while he called Kanaans race from the pit stand. He was replaced in the truck by former IndyCar driver Davey Hamilton. Vasser said he would like to try Gordons series again. "It was my first time, Ill do it again, as soon as I can," Vasser said. "It was totally my error. I think its a great series, the fans love it. They are very excited to watch the jumps and see the trucks slide around. I think Robbys got something with this series." Harrison Butker Jersey . 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Its the nature of the beast. But its a good problem to have. If youre not getting hit, that means youre not getting any targets.Fitzgerald had a whopping 18 targets in last Sundays 23-20 victory over San Francisco. Statistically, it was his best game of the season -- 12 catches, 122 yards.He played despite a sore knee and ankle. After the game, he acknowledged hes felt better.You dont play 13 years without playing with pain, Fitzgerald said after the game.Its football, he said. Youre going to get banged up. Its just part of it. Theres a difference between being hurt and being injured. A lot of guys are hurting. I dont want to name any on our team but there are guys that are playing through stuff.So there is no doubt that he will play Sunday when he returns to his hometown to face the Minnesota Vikings.Hes a well-conditioned athlete, Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwyn said. 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He recalled several moments at big events growing up when he was asked about his memories of the late Metrodome.Because his father was a sports writer, he got to know players and was allowed to catch fly balls before some Twins games.I never took it for granted, he said. I was very appreciative of the opportunity.Fitzgerald brushed off the suggestion this might be the last time he plays in Minnesota.I havent thought about that, he said.But hes 33 years old and is in his 13th NFL season. Who knows when the Cardinals will be scheduled to play at Minnesota again?---For more NFL coverage: and ' ' '