Since the Viking and Saints play on a Thursday night this week, they had to release their initial injury reports today, and there aren't any real surprises on the Vikings' side of things. Now, we won't get into terms like "questionable" or "probable" until the final reports are released on Wednesday, but both teams are required to list who participated in practice, who was limited, and stuff like that.
There are seven Vikings on the initial injury report. CB Chris Cook is listed as being out with his knee injury, and the Vikings also list DT Jimmy Kennedy as missing practice today because of a knee injury as well. I hadn't heard anything about Kennedy having a knee injury or anything like that, so I'm a little surprised by this.
Four Vikings were listed as having limited participation in today's practice. They are RB Toby Gerhart (knee), S Jamarca Sanford (ankle), C John Sullivan (ankle), and CB Cedric Griffin (knee). I'm still in a bit of shock over the progress Griffin has made thus far, but as I said in the comments of the FanShot that I posted about it. . .if the Vikings were going to go onto the waiver wire or into the free agent pool for help at corner, they likely would have done so by now. I think that Griffin is going to be out there on Thursday night, maybe starting, maybe not. . .and while it wouldn't be quite as miraculous as E.J. Henderson's comeback, it's awfully darn impressive none the less.
And, just for fun, the Vikings listed Brett Favre (ankle) as a full participant in today's practice. I, for one, am shocked.
The Saints listed eight players on their injury report. RB Chris Ivory (knee) and LB Stanley Arnoux (ankle) did not participate in practice today at all. Limited participants in Saints practice were LB Jonathan Vilma (
knee groin), T Zach Streif (ankle), and CB Tracy Porter (knee). WR Marques Colston (knee), S Pierson Prioleau (knee), and TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) fully participated in practice.
We'll be keeping track of the injury reports as we get closer to game time on Thursday.