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Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: Final Injury Reports

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It's Friday, ladies and gentlemen, and that means it's time to look at another injury report for the Minnesota Vikings and their opponents. This week, the Vikings will be doing battle with the Atlanta Falcons, and there are a few significant names on the injury report for both sides.

Let's take a look at both injury reports, starting with the visitors like we always do.

Atlanta Falcons

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Harry Douglas WR Foot Questionable
Devin Hester WR Ankle Probable
Prince Shembo LB Calf Probable
Antone Smith RB Hamstring Probable
Roddy White WR Hamstring Probable

White has told pretty much anyone that will listen that he's going to play on Sunday, so we can expect to see him out there. Douglas being out would affect the Falcons in their multiple receiver sets a bit, but the Vikings are already going to have their hands full with White and Julio Jones. Also, here's hoping that Jeff Locke has been practicing his "keep the ball the hell away from Devin Hester" directional punting this week.

And now, on to the list for the home side:

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Chad Greenway LB Hand/Rib Out
Kyle Rudolph TE Abdomen Out
Josh Robinson CB Hamstring Questionable
Sharrif Floyd DT Shoulder Probable
Linval Joseph DT Shoulder Probable
Michael Mauti LB Foot Probable
Harrison Smith S Knee Probable
Rodney Smith WR Hamstring Probable
Brandon Watts LB Knee Probable

The big one here is obviously Greenway, who will see his streak of 90 consecutive starts broken on Sunday. That's the longest streak by any active NFL linebacker, and it's going to be strange not seeing him out there on Sunday afternoon. Robinson was limited in Friday's practice, while everyone that's listed as Probable was a full participant. If I had to guess, Gerald Hodges will start in Greenway's place at weak-side linebacker and, if Robinson can't go, Jabari Price will step up into the nickel spot on defense.

Incidentally, the team still has not put Kyle Rudolph on the injured reserve list, which you would think means that the team thinks that Rudolph is going to be back sooner than the six week timeframe that was originally tossed out there when Rudolph's injury was discovered.

So, there are your final injury reports for the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings leading up to Sunday's contest at TCF Bank Stadium.