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Final Injury Reports For Minnesota Vikings And Detroit Lions

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Friday, as we've said before, is the day that the National Football League releases the final injury reports for each team leading up to Sunday's action. So, here are the final injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.

We'll start with the Vikings, as they're the visiting team this Sunday.

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Erin Henderson LB Concussion Out
Mistral Raymond S Ankle Out
Andrew Sendejo S Ankle Questionable
Jared Allen DE Neck Probable
Marvin Mitchell LB Ankle Probable
Christian Ponder QB Neck Probable
D'Aundre Reed DE Calf Probable
Kyle Rudolph TE Quad Probable

Henderson still hasn't passed his league-mandated concussion tests, so he will miss a second consecutive game at linebacker for the Vikings. Marvin Mitchell filled in armirably for him last week, and will get the start this week as well. Jasper Brinkley will stay on the field with Chad Greenway in nickel situations, and he'll be tested much more than he was last week against a high-flying Detroit offense. Jamarca Sanford will get the start at safety in place of Raymond. The Vikings were working out defensive backs today with their issues at safety, including our old friend Tyrell Johnson.

Now, on to the Detroit Lions injury report. It's a pretty lengthy one.

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Corey Williams DT Knee Out
Louis Delmas S Knee Doubtful
Travis Lewis LB Quad Doubtful
Justin Durant LB Back Questionable
Mikel Leshoure RB Groin Questionable
Tony Scheffler TE Calf Questionable
Amari Spievey S Groin Questionable
Corey Hilliard T Elbow Probable
Lawrence Jackson DE Calf Probable
Calvin Johnson WR Ankle Probable
Rob Sims G Knee Probable
Matthew Stafford QB Hip Probable
Titus Young WR Knee Probable

Stafford has gone from not practicing on Wednesday to limited participation on Thursday to full participation today. I'd be pretty shocked if he wasn't out there starting for Detroit on Sunday. Delmas is a big loss for the Lions, particularly with the Vikings bringing back Jerome Simpson on Sunday. Lions fans appear to be a bit dismayed by Leshoure's being listed as questionable coming off of his 26-carry, 100-yard performance last week against the Tennessee Titans. Kevin Smith will likely get the majority of the carries of Leshoure can't go. Corey Williams just had his knee worked on, so he'll probably miss more than just this game.

And there are your final injury reports for the Vikings and the Lions.