It's Friday, and in addition to getting down on Friday, NFL teams generally release their final injury reports for the weekend's games. Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts have released theirs, and while one team comes into this one relatively healthy, the other has a couple of key injuries they might have to be concerned with.
We'll start with the Minnesota Vikings, as they are the road team for this one. The Vikings really haven't got a whole lot of injuries to worry about at the present time. Their list of injuries is longer than that of the Colts, but they don't have anyone listed as anything worse than "questionable" on this week's report.
Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend the funeral of his younger brother, who was murdered last week. Per NFL rules, as was the case last week, if a player misses practice they need to be listed on the injury report.
All of the above listed players were full participants in Friday's practice, with the exception of Mitchell and Sullivan. Both of them are listed as having limited participation.
After the jump, we'll take a look at the Colts' injury report, and it has a couple of bigger names on it.Here's the Colts' injury report for Sunday:
Obviously, the big name on this list is Freeney, who has been a thorn in the Vikings' sides the last couple of times these two teams have gotten together. The Colts' defense was doing a pretty decent job of harassing Jay Cutler last week until Freeney went down, after which there was a noticeable drop-off. Jerry Hughes will likely start in Freeney's place, and he hasn't been able to put it all together yet for the Colts in his short career. Big advantage for Minnesota here.
Austin Collie will be out as well. Collie has a long and well-documented history of concussion issues, and he suffered his most recent one early in the pre-season. Angerer is the Colts' starting middle linebacker, which will hopefully make the sledding for Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart a little bit easier.
There are your injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts in advance of Sunday's match-up.