Final Injury Reports For Vikings And Lions

We're about eighteen hours away from kickoff at the Metrodome, so let's take a look at the injury reports for both teams. As is customary here, since the Lions are the visiting team, we'll take a look at them first.


Detroit Lions Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Calvin Johnson ankle 09/23/2011
Cliff Avril ankle 09/23/2011
Louis Delmas hip 09/23/2011

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Maurice Stovall hand 09/23/2011
Rashied Davis hamstring 09/23/2011
DeAndre Levy knee 09/23/2011
Brandon Pettigrew shoulder 09/23/2011
Alphonso Smith foot 09/21/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mikel Leshoure achilles-tendon 08/14/2011
Johnny Culbreath other-illness 09/03/2011

Not appearing on that list is Lions' defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the much ballyhooed rookie that injured his foot during the pre-season and has not seen the field in the regular season. He won't play in this one, either.

The one to keep an eye on in this case, in my opinion, is Pettigrew. Though the Lions have another fine tight end in Tony Scheffler, Pettigrew has a ton of physical ability and presents some serious match-up problems for the Vikings, who are notorious for getting hammered by tight ends. DeAndre Levy is a big one as well.

Vikings' injury report after the jump.


Minnesota Vikings Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Michael Jenkins groin 09/23/2011
Jared Allen shoulder 09/23/2011
E.J. Henderson knee 09/23/2011
Kevin Williams foot 09/23/2011
Asher Allen toe 09/23/2011
Percy Harvin other-illness 09/23/2011
Marcus Sherels chest 09/23/2011

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Chris Cook groin 09/23/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

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

There are a lot of "probables" on this list. Thankfully, Percy Harvin's issues were a stomach flu and not anything migraine-related, so the Vikings can be confident in knowing that it's a perfectly healthy Percy Harvin that will be spending most of his time on the sidelines on Sunday afternoon.

(I'm not still miffed about Harvin being out over half the game against Tampa. No, not even a little bit. Why do you ask?)

Kevin Williams is back, and will be playing through his plantar fasciitis issues after missing the first two games of the season. I have no idea whether or not Chris Cook is going to be out there or not, and Cook might be getting to the point where it might not make a whole lot of difference. If he's not able to go, either Marcus Sherels or Asher Allen will move up to the nickel spot.

There are all the bumps and bruises leading up to tomorrow's game for both teams.

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