Coming off of their bye week, the Minnesota Vikings got back to work on Monday, and they did so with some new news on the injury front.
According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, the Vikings' top two wide receivers, Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson, were sitting out of practice on Monday morning. Wallace has a sore knee that is a day-to-day sort of injury, while Johnson is still nursing the sore ribs that he suffered against the San Diego Chargers and caused him to miss the Week 4 game at Denver.
While this might ordinarily be cause for concern, both Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs had solid games against a very good Denver defense in Week 4, and would likely be asked to step up again if either Wallace or Johnson were unable to go on Sunday against Kansas City.
In other injury news, Justin Trattou was still sitting out of practice with a foot injury, and Andrew Sendejo was doing rehab work on the sidelines for his knee injury.
And in some positive news, joining the rehabbing players in their work was center John Sullivan. Sullivan is eligible to start practicing with the team next week as he returns from the abdominal surgery he had prior to the season opener. He is targeting a return date of 8 November when the Vikings host the St. Louis Rams at TCF Bank Stadium.
We'll be keeping tabs on the Vikings' injury situation throughout the week.