Vikings, Lions Release Final Injury Reports For Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions have both released their final injury reports for this Sunday's game, and it doesn't appear as though there are a whole lot of surprises on either side.  Let's take a look first at Detroit's injury report.

Name
Position
Injury
Practice Availability
Sunday Status
Nate Burleson
WR
Knee
Did not practice
Out
Zack Follett
LB
Concussion
Did not practice
Out
Matthew Stafford
QB
Shoulder
Did not practice
Out
Stephen Peterman
G
Foot
Did not practice
Questionable
Cliff Avril
DE
Knee
Limited participation
Questionable
DeAndre Levy
LB
Groin
Limited participation
Questionable
C.C. Brown
S
Forearm
Limited participation
Probable
Louis Delmas
S
Groin
Limited participation
Probable
Ashlee Palmer
LB
Ankle
Limited participation
Probable

Obviously, the biggest name on this list is Stafford, who was injured in the season opener and hasn't played since. Initially, Lions' coach Jim Schwartz had said he wouldn't rule Stafford out this week, but then almost immediately anointed Shaun Hill as this week's starter. Hill has filled in ably for Stafford thus far, and had a pretty good game for the Niners against the Vikings last season, so it's not as though he's awful or anything, but I think the Vikings are pretty happy to see him back there rather than Stafford.

It will also be interesting to see how "limited" Delmas and Levy are for the Detroit defense. While their front four has been very good, their back seven are suspect, and either one of those guys being too limited plays to Minnesota's advantage.

Minnesota's injury report after the jump.

Name
Position
Injury
Practice Availability
Sunday Status
Chris Cook
CB
Knee
Full participation
Questionable
Cedric Griffin
CB
Knee
Limited participation
Questionable
Jimmy Kennedy
DT
Knee
Full participation
Questionable
Bernard Berrian
WR
Knee
Limited participation
Probable
Brett Favre
QB
Elbow
Limited participation
Probable
Percy Harvin
WR
Hip
Limited participation
Probable
Ben Leber
LB
Back
Full participation
Probable
Bryant McKinnie
OT
Finger
Full participation
Probable
John Sullivan
C
Calf
Full participation
Probable

Bernard Berrian was limited in practice? Man. . .I sure hope that doesn't cut into his production.

I'd be surprised if Cook didn't play this Sunday, after having fully participated in a full week of practices for the first time since Training Camp. Cedric Griffin apparently isn't far from a comeback, either, but I'd be surprised if he was back this weekend. Give him the bye week to make sure that he's 100%, and get him out there for our Monday Night match-up against the Jets.

No word on Percy Harvin's migraines being an issue, so it appears that he's past them. . .for now.

So there are the weekly bumps and bruises for both the Lions and the Vikings. Hopefully we won't be adding any more names to that list this weekend.

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