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As it always is, Friday is injury report day in the National Football League, and we've gotten the final injury reports for both of the teams that will be taking the field at TCF Bank Stadium this Sunday. Let's take a look at both of them, starting with the visiting team.
That's a whole lot of people on the injury report. . .and yes, that's four of the five starters on the offensive line for the Packers listed on the injury report, with Lang being in the worst shape. All four of those offensive linemen were also listed as limited participants in Sunday's practice. Also limited for the Packers on Friday were Elliott, Hyde, Matthews, and Montgomery. Everyone else listed was a full participant except for Abbrederis, who did not practice.
UPDATE, 11:52 AM Central Saturday: The Packers added rookie CB Damarious Randall to the injury report after Saturday's workout with a hamstring injury and listed him as questionable. They also upgraded T.J. Lang and Micah Hyde from "questionable" to "probable," and downgraded Ty Montgomery from "questionable" to "doubtful."
And now, on to the home team.
|Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Non-throwing Shoulder||Probable|
Blanton was only added to the injury report today, and I haven't seen any firm reports as to why he suddenly has a back issue. The biggest concern at this point is Kalil. . .and who would have said that about four months ago. . .with his toe injury. He did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday and was limited in Friday's practice session. If he can't go, I believe the left tackle duties would fall to rookie Austin Shepherd, though I can't confirm that for sure. From all accounts, however, Kalil will go on Sunday.
Kalil and Blanton were the only two players that were limited in practice on Friday. Everyone else was a full participant on Friday.
That's a look at the final injury reports for this weekend's game between the Vikings and the Packers, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have more on this weekend's game all the way up to kickoff.