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St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings: Final Injury Reports for Both Teams

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Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

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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

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Chris Long DE Knee Out
Rob Havenstein OT Ankle Questionable
William Hayes DE Thigh Questionable
Tre Mason RB Ankle Questionable
T.J. McDonald S Foot Questionable
Robert Quinn DE Knee Questionable
Chase Reynolds RB Thigh Questionable

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.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Sharrif Floyd DT Knee/Ankle Out
Eric Kendricks LB Ribs Out
Justin Trattou DE Foot Out
Anthony Barr LB Lower Back Questionable
Joe Berger C Chest Probable
T.J. Clemmings OT Neck Probable
Audie Cole LB Finger Probable
Stefon Diggs WR Hamstring Probable
Rhett Ellison TE Concussion Probable
Everson Griffen DE Neck Probable
Tom Johnson DT Knee Probable
Harrison Smith S Neck Probable

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.