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Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers: Final Injury Reports For Both Teams

We’ve gotten the injury reports for both teams leading up to Saturday’s game at Lambeau.

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With the short week upon us, we have the injury reports for Saturday’s game at Lambeau Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers twenty-four hours in advance of game time rather than the usual forty-eight. As we do every week, let’s take a look at the injury reports for this one, starting with the visiting team.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Status
Mackensie Alexander CB Abdomen LP FP IR IR
Brandon Fusco G Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Zach Line FB Concussion LP LP DNP Out
Adrian Peterson RB Knee/Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Laquon Treadwell WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Stefon Diggs WR Hip DNP LP FP Questionable
Harrison Smith S Ankle DNP LP FP Questionable
Charles Johnson WR Knee FP FP FP --
Marcus Sherels CB/PR Rib FP FP FP --
Jeremiah Sirles OT Ankle FP FP FP --
Trae Waynes CB Concussion LP FP FP --

As expected. . .sadly. . .Peterson's comeback will not continue this week. This was foreshadowed earlier in the day when the Vikings added running back C.J. Ham to the active roster after placing Alexander on injured reserve. On the bright side, Smith appears to be on track to play after being a full participant in practice on Friday, which is something we wouldn't have predicted a couple of weeks ago. Diggs look like he should be good to go as well. Surprising, wide receiver Adam Thielen wasn't on the injury list at all this week after getting his bell run in last week's loss.

Now, we move on to the home team.

Green Bay Packers

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Status
Jayrone Elliott LB Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
James Starks RB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Randall Cobb WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Nick Perry LB Hand LP LP LP Questionable
Damarious Randall CB Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
J.C. Tretter OL Knee LP LP LP Questionable
T.J. Lang G Foot/Back LP LP LP --
Clay Matthews LB Shoulder FP FP FP --
Aaron Rodgers QB Calf FP FP FP --
Lane Taylor G Hip LP FP FP --

Starks has been in the concussion protocol for a while, if memory serves correctly, but his loss will be mitigated by Ty Montgomery, who the Packers have converted from a receiver to a running back. Rodgers' mobility is still apparently limited by his calf injury, but there's no question he's going to be out there on Saturday.

That's a look at the injury report for both sides of this one, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have more on this one as we approach kickoff.