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Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Final Injury Reports For Both Teams

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DSince this week's game for the Minnesota Vikings will take place on Monday Night Football, today is the day that both they and their opponents, the Chicago Bears, are releasing their final injury reports. We've finally gotten a hold of those reports for both teams, so let's take a look at them now. Remember, when looking at these reports, DNP = Did Not Practice, LP = Limited Participation, and FP = Full Participation.

We start, as always, with the visiting team.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Monday Status
Sharrif Floyd DT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Zac Kerin OL Hand LP DNP DNP Out
Jerick McKinnon RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Andrew Sendejo S Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Concussion DNP DNP LP Questionable
MyCole Pruitt TE Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Marcus Sherels CB/PR Wrist DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Jarius Wright WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Anthony Barr LB Ankle FP FP FP --
Alex Boone G Shoulder/Knee LP FP FP --
Audie Cole LB Finger DNP LP FP --
Jeremiah Sirles OL Knee FP FP FP --
Laquon Treadwell WR Thumb LP FP FP --

With McKinnon being out for this one, it would appear that Matt Asiata will be getting the start at running back for the Vikings, with Ronnie Hillman likely getting much more into the mix as well. Patterson still has not officially passed the NFL's concussion protocol, according to Mike Zimmer, but Zimmer said he expects Patterson to play on Monday. Sherels is going to be an interesting case. . .generally players that don't practice at all during the week haven't played on game days under Mike Zimmer, but Sherels is only listed as "questionable" at this point, denoting a 50/50 chance that he'll play. I believe that Adam Thielen is the backup punt returner, but that could change given his increased role in the Minnesota offense. With Sendejo out for this one, it appears that seventh-round pick Jayron Kearse is in line to get his first NFL start next to Harrison Smith at safety.

And now, let's take a look at our hosts for this one.

Chicago Bears

Player Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Monday Status
Eddie Goldman DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Kyle Long G Tricep DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Eddie Royal WR Toe DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Bryce Callahan DB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Jeremy Langford RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Pernell McPhee LB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Cameron Meredith WR Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Tracy Porter CB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Sitton G Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Deiondre Hall CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP -- (?)
Nick Kwiatkowski LB Illness DNP FP -- --
Danny Trevathan LB Illness DNP DNP FP --

Long and Goldman are both pretty significant hits for the Bears on each side of the ball. Long is easily the Bears' best offensive lineman, and Goldman has done a pretty good job in the middle of Chicago's defensive line.  The Bears have quite a few players liusted as questionable, as you can see on the report, and it will be interesting to see who they end up deactivating on Monday night. I'm not sure why Hall wasn't given some sort of designation after not practicing all week, but that's just from me not being totally up on the Bears' injury situation.

There are a whole lot of players with bumps and bruises going into this Halloween night matchup, folks. As we get closer to kickoff, we can talk a bit about how those might affect the contest. We'll have that and a lot more coverage of the Monday Night Football contest leading up to kickoff.