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Good evening/morning, campers!  Glad to see that things have been relatively normal here, with the exception of some of the more creative FanPosts (all of which have been deleted).  I would have gotten to these injury reports a bit sooner, but I spent my evening last night in New Orleans at a retirement party for a very good friend of mine that is moving on to the civilian world after putting in his 20 years.  Let me tell you. . .Disney World might advertise themselves as the happiest place on Earth, but they've got nothing on Bourbon Street.

And I'll just leave it at that.  This is, after all, a family show.

So, let's move on to the injury reports.  As is customary here, we'll look at the visiting team first, so his Minnesota's injury report for tomorrow's game.

Minnesota Vikings Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Anthony Herrera back 09/18/2009
Jim Kleinsasser hand 09/18/2009


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Heath Farwell hamstring 09/18/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Erin Henderson calf 09/18/2009

Henderson is going to be out, we know that already.  The big question here is Heath Farwell's status.  According to Access Vikings, Henderson was the only member of the team that didn't practice on Friday, so since Farwell practiced, I'm guessing that he'll be a go for tomorrow's game, barring anything surprising.  So, the Vikings should basically have their entire complement of players going into Ford Field tomorrow.

And here's the injury report for the Lions:

Detroit Lions Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Grady Jackson knee 09/18/2009
William James foot 09/18/2009
Jason Hanson knee 09/18/2009
Phillip Buchanon neck 09/18/2009
Daniel Loper knee 09/18/2009


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Eric King shoulder 09/18/2009
Andre Fluellen knee 09/18/2009


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Cliff Avril hamstring 09/18/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Cody Spencer knee 08/18/2009
Daniel Bullocks knee 08/20/2009
Jared DeVries achilles-tendon 08/11/2009
Chris Roberson undisclosed 09/05/2009
Damion Cook triceps 08/07/2009

Grady Jackson is probable despite not having practiced on Friday, and his matchup against Vikings' center John Sullivan will be one of the more interesting ones to watch tomorrow.  Sullivan had his difficulties with Shaun Rogers last week in Cleveland, and while Jackson is no longer in the class of guys like Rogers, he's still a big run-stuffing body in the middle of the Detroit defense.

Cliff Avril will likely be inactive for the Lions tomorrow, and I haven't seen anything indicating that anyone else on the Lions' injury report is a definite deactivation for tomorrow.

So there are the bumps and bruises for both teams going into the Week 2 matchup at Ford Field.  Not a lot of hugely game-changing injuries for either side.  We're about 12 hours away, folks, so make sure you're here for the Game Thread and all the fun that's involved with that.  We'll see you here then!