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Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: Final Injury Reports

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We are just 48 hours away from the real, true, official opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as Sunday Night Football will play host to the first regular season contest in the new digs. It will be your Minnesota Vikings taking on the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North matchup on NBC.

That means it's time to look at injury reports for both sides. As always, we start with the visiting team.

Green Bay Packers

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Josh Hawkins CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Banjo S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jayrone Elliott LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Sam Shields CB Concussion DNP DNP -- Doubtful
Trevor Davis WR Shoulder LP FP FP Questionable
Jeff Janis WR Hand FP FP FP --

The big name on the list for the Packers is Shields, who is Green Bay's top corner by a significant margin. He's still under the league's concussion protocol and has not been cleared at this point. He missed last year's season finale against the Vikings in Green Bay with concussion issues as well.

And now, on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
Sharrif Floyd DT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
MyCole Pruitt TE Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Xavier Rhodes CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Matt Kalil OT Hip DNP DNP LP Questionable
Nick Easton C Ankle LP LP FP --
Rhett Ellison TE Knee FP FP FP --
Charles Johnson WR Quadriceps FP FP FP --
Eric Kendricks LB Ankle FP FP FP --
Jerick McKinnon RB Foot/Lower Leg LP FP FP --
Adrian Peterson RB Ankle FP FP FP --
Kyle Rudolph TE Knee FP FP FP --

Floyd and Rhodes are, obviously, big hits for this defense. Rhodes is still dealing with his knee issue, which means that Trae Waynes is probably going to see a lot of the returning Jordy Nelson on Sunday night.

As far as Floyd is concerned. . .

Yeah. . .let's file that one under "things you probably don't want to hear your head coach say about you." I would assume that Shamar Stephen would get the start in Floyd's place. . .he actually did start the season opener last week with Floyd available. . .but it could be Tom Johnson, too.

Mike Zimmer said that Kalil would be "good to go" for Sunday. If he isn't, for whatever reason, T.J. Clemmings would appear to be next in line at the left tackle spot.

That's a look at all of the injuries for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers going into Sunday's contest at U.S. Bank Stadium. We will continue bringing you more coverage of this weekend's game all the way up to kickoff.