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It's Friday, which means it's injury report day across the National Football League. Both the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams have released their final injury reports for Sunday afternoon's contest at TCF Bank Stadium, so let's take a look at both, starting with the road team.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams' injury report has a little bit of mystery and intrigue to it. According to Rams' beat writer Jim Thomas, Havenstein, McDonald and Quinn. . .sounds like a law firm. . .all did not practice on Friday. That's generally a negative sign for their availability on Sunday, but I'm not 100% sure how Jeff Fisher handles these sorts of things. Long being out is a pretty significant hit to the Rams' defense as well. . .not sure who they'll move to start in his spot.
Now, on to the home side. . .and, just as a heads-up, you're not going to like it.
|Anthony Barr||LB||Lower Back||Questionable|
Yes, the Vikings are going to be without some pretty significant pieces against a very good Rams' rushing attack on Sunday. Kendricks will miss his first name since being named the starter, which hurts the Vikings in both their base defense (where I assume OMG AUDIE COLE will get the start) and in the nickel. . .where I'm not sure who will replace Kendricks. Floyd will be out again as well, and once again Tom Johnson will get the start in his place. Smith was a late add to the injury report, as he was limited in practice on Thursday, but was back to being a full participant on Friday.
On the bright side, everyone listed on the injury report with the exception of the three players that are listed as "Out" was a full participant in Friday's practice.
And that's a look at the injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams going into this Sunday afternoon's game, ladies and gentlemen. If there are any updates or changes to these reports, we will update this post.