Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers have released their final injury reports for this Sunday's contest at Lambeau Field, and there are some pretty significant ones on both sides of the ledger. Let's take a look at both sides, starting with the visiting team as we always do.
|Christian Ponder||QB||Left Shoulder||Probable|
The list of injuries for the Vikings isn't getting any shorter. . .sadly. As we reported earlier, OMG Audie Cole will get the start at middle linebacker with Erin Henderson not being available. I would assume that Xavier Rhodes will get the start on the outside with Marcus Sherels moving into the slot in Robinson's absence. We'll have to see how the rest of the injuries shake out for the Vikings as we get closer to game time.
And now, on to the home team.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have almost. . .almost. . .as many players on their injury report as the Vikings have on theirs. Rodgers is, obviously, the big one, though Hayward is a pretty significant loss for them as well. The Packers are going to have to do quite a bit of shuffling in their defensive backfield. . .not that the Vikings will be able to take advantage of it, in all likelihood.
It looks like it's going to be quite the battle of attrition at Lambeau Field on Sunday, folks.