Final Injury Reports For Minnesota Vikings And Kansas City Chiefs

With kickoff a little more than 24 hours away, it's time to take a look at the final injury reports for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings leading up to tomorrow's game.

Let's start with the Vikings, who are relatively healthy for a team that's going into the fourth week of the NFL season.


Minnesota Vikings Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jim Kleinsasser elbow 09/30/2011
Kevin Williams foot 09/30/2011
Adrian Peterson calf 09/30/2011
Tyrell Johnson hip 09/30/2011
Asher Allen toe 09/30/2011
Chris Cook groin 09/30/2011

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
E.J. Henderson knee 09/30/2011
Jamarca Sanford thigh 09/30/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jasper Brinkley hip 09/03/2011

E.J. Henderson will play, because he's E.J. freaking Henderson and apparently plays football as something to do in his spare time when he's not busy searching for Sarah Conner. The one that sort of worries me is Jamarca Sanford because. . .well, because less Jamarca Sanford equals more Tyrell Johnson, and that should worry the hell out of everybody.

Outside of Sanford, it appears that everyone on the list there should be ready to go tomorrow afternoon.

After the jump, we'll look at the Chiefs. . .and if there's a team that's been more totally thrashed by injuries to this point in the season, I'm having a heck of a time coming up with any.


Kansas City Chiefs Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brandon Bair other-illness 09/30/2011

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jon McGraw shin 09/30/2011
Brandon Flowers ankle 09/30/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan O'Callaghan undisclosed 08/31/2011
Brandon Siler achilles-tendon 08/25/2011
Jamaal Charles knee 09/19/2011
Tony Moeaki knee 09/03/2011
Eric Berry knee 09/14/2011

In the first two weeks of the season, the Chiefs lost, arguably, their best and most talented defensive player in Berry and their best and most talented offensive player in Charles. Moeaki, who had an outstanding rookie season at tight end in 2010, blew out his knee during the pre-season as well. Now, those three things aren't the entire reason for the Chiefs getting off to an 0-3 start, but it certainly doesn't help matters. It's hard for any team to lose that much talent and keep up at a high level. . .after all, if the Vikings lost Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson, and Kyle Rudolph in the first three weeks of the year, it would be kind of ugly for them, too. Well, uglier, I mean.

Now, they're also dealing with an issue to their top cover guy in the secondary, that being Brandon Flowers. Flowers recently signed a six-year, $50.6 million contract extension with the Chiefs. . .and then promptly went out and suffered a high ankle sprain. A high ankle sprain isn't an injury where you can just rub some dirt on it and play again, so it will be interesting to see if the Chiefs hold him out in this one. If he does play, he's not going to be 100%. . .then again, with the Vikings' passing attack being what it is, it remains to be seen if they could do anything about it anyhow.

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